Philip Pullman's retellings of Grimm, published two years ago and since brought to life in the theatre, are masterpieces of haunting clarity.
Still, even the most mainstream example among these reflects a modern appetite for agency over apathy.
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"Angela Carter, for me, is still the one who said: 'You see these fairy stories, these things that are sitting at the back of the nursery shelves? '" When I ask Gaiman who his favourite fairy tale character is, he says he fell in love with Red Riding Hood when reading Carter.
And then, nine months later – still asleep – she gives birth to twins. She and the prince and their children go back to the prince's house, and his mother is an evil, cannibalistic ogress who tries to eat the children.