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The real story behind favorite fairy tales

The DeKalb Public Library will host Judith Heineman and Daniel Marcotte, Road Scholars with the Illinois Humanities Council, for “Grimm’s Grimmest: The Darker Side of Fairytales,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the lower level meeting room.

Listen to the 19th century tales of the Brothers Grimm as originally intended for adults, transformed through Heineman and Marcotte’s 21st century interpretations.

The dramatic retellings, some sung as ballads, are accompanied on a 16th century Renaissance lute and are set to 16th century French and English ballad tunes. Bruno Bettleheim, in “Uses of Enchantment,” discusses the power of fright in children as a necessary and useful survival tool.

Marcotte holds degrees in voice performance, musicology and early music, and has performed Celtic and Renaissance music throughout the country.

Heineman is a storyteller, producer and teacher who has been selected as an Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholar and an Illinois ArtsTour and Residency Artist.

This is a free event and no registration is necessary.

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