Cinderella: Three Hundred and Forty-Five variants of Cinderella, Catskin
, and Cap O'Rushes.
Headless Doctor Theatre Company: Love is a Catskin
Rug Laughing Horse @e Blind Poet, August 14-24, 2.30pm, free.
In English in the nineteenth century a famous collection is Marian Roalfe Cox's Cinderella: Three Hundred and Fortyfive Variants, Catskin
and Cap O'rushes published in 1893 in which Cox collected 345 variants of the motif of Cinderella and in German in 1870 Laura Gonzenbach published Sizilianische Marchen (translated to English in 2004 by Jack Zipes in Beautiful Angiola: The Lost Sicilian Folk and Fairy Tales of Laura Gonzenbach).
One cannot be a princess or beautiful or both when one bears humble or even ugly names such as "Katie Woodencloak," "Donkey Skin," "All-kinds-of-fur," "Cap o' Rushes," "Ruuchklaas," or "Catskin
" (1984, 261).
." Cinderella in America: A Book of Folk and Fairy Tales.
Grizabella the tragedy queen -a kind of Evita in a tatty catskin
-certainly did justice to Memories, the one good song in a less-than-gripping Andrew Lloyd Webber score.
And a part as "a villain in catskin
boots" is up and coming in the new series of League Of Gentlemen.
1 A catskin
handbag, with a matching catskin
purse, from the Far East 2 Framed squashed scorpions and scorpion paperweights seized at Newport Docks 3 A stuffed snake and mongoose, frozen in a fighting pose 4 Small alligator heads from Florida, seized at Cardiff International Airport 5 A live monkey kept in a confined ship aboard a container ship - now living at Penscynnor Wildlife Park 6 Elephant hide illegally brought into Cardiff International Airport 7 Crushed tiger bones - used in Chinese medicine 8 Sunglasses made from real tortoiseshells 9 Rainsticks made from protected cacti 10 Live turtles and parrots
The most recent examples include a catskin
handbag and matching purse, and an elephant hide wallet, confiscated from travellers at Cardiff International Airport.
Fortunately, Kerri Kendall doesn't need to hide from anybody, because even in her faux catskin
suit and cap she would be easy to spot.
According to one Catskin
variant of the Cinderella legend, entitled "The Princess of the Cat-skins" -- a variant that has appeared throughout the British Isles (Cox 170, 264, 267; Rooth 125), a widowed queen with one daughter remarried, was ill-treated by her new husband, and died.
With the extra twenty rubles and his meager savings, he and Petrovich bought the cloth for the new overcoat--good, durable stuff with calico for the lining and catskin
for the collar.