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Faerie Tale Theatre: :  -- Shelly Duvall hosts this collection of popular faerie tales

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Release Date:
11 September 1982 (USA) See more »
Plot:
At a time when most other shows for children were either low-budget productions or product-inspired... See more »
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Awards:
12 wins & 28 nominations See more »
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The Greatest Fairy Tale Theater style show ever created!! See more (24 total) »

Cast

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Shelley Duvall ... Herself - Host / ... (16 episodes, 1982-1986)
John Achorn ... Comedian / ... (12 episodes, 1982-1987)
Patrick DeSantis ... Ensemble / ... (9 episodes, 1982-1987)
David McCharen ... Alfred / ... (7 episodes, 1984-1987)
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Series Directed by
Peter Medak (5 episodes, 1984-1987)
Gilbert Cates (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
Graeme Clifford (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
Robert Iscove (2 episodes, 1985-1987)
Mark Cullingham (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
 
Series Writing credits
Rod Ash (10 episodes, 1983-1987)
Mark Curtiss (10 episodes, 1983-1987)
Maryedith Burrell (3 episodes, 1984-1987)
Hans Christian Andersen (2 episodes, 1983-1985)
Charles Perrault (2 episodes, 1983-1985)
David Wyles (2 episodes, 1983)
Robert C. Jones (2 episodes, 1984)

Series Produced by
Shelley Duvall .... executive producer / producer (26 episodes, 1982-1987)
Fred Fuchs .... producer (26 episodes, 1982-1987)
Bridget Terry .... producer (26 episodes, 1982-1987)
Jonathan T. Taplin .... producer (2 episodes, 1982)
Sandra Pearson .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Andi Copley .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Original Music by
Robert Folk (3 episodes, 1984-1987)
Stephen Barber (3 episodes, 1984-1985)
 
Series Film Editing by
Marco Zappia (27 episodes, 1982-1987)
 
Series Production Design by
Michael Erler (5 episodes, 1984-1986)
 
Series Art Direction by
Richard Charles Greenbaum (12 episodes, 1985-1987)
Jane Osmann (3 episodes, 1984-1985)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Lissa Kapstrom (1 episode, 1984)
 
Series Costume Design by
J. Allen Highfill (3 episodes, 1984)
Terrence Tam Soon (2 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Makeup Department
Sheryl Ptak .... makeup designer (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Richard Sabre .... hairstyles designer / hair stylist / ... (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Ron Wild .... makeup designer (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Claude Díaz .... assistant hair stylist / hair assistant (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Dianne Roberson .... assistant hair stylist / hair assistant (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
 
Series Production Management
Claire Barrett Young .... unit manager (3 episodes, 1984-1985)
Douglas Wellman .... unit manager (2 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jay Abramowitz .... key stage manager / assistant director (5 episodes, 1986-1987)
David Grossman .... associate director (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
 
Series Art Department
Tim Schultz .... property master / head props (17 episodes, 1984-1987)
Rocky Torromeo .... head carpenter (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
 
Series Sound Department
Phillip Seretti .... post-production sound supervisor / sound re-recording mixer / ... (14 episodes, 1982-1987)
Ron Cronkhite .... sound / audio (3 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Special Effects by
Wayne Beauchamp .... pyrotechnician / special effects (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Rick Heinrichs .... models and effects (1 episode, 1986)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Mark J. Levin .... lighting directer / lighting director (25 episodes, 1982-1987)
Ron Brooks .... camera operator / cameraman (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Ralph Alcocer .... camera operator / cameraman (3 episodes, 1984-1985)
David N. Banks .... camera operator / cameraman (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
George Riesenberger .... lighting designer / lighting director (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Jerry Nashleanas .... head electrician (2 episodes, 1984)

Michael J. Jacobs .... special still photographer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Beth Alexander .... costumer / assistant costume designer (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Tony Fiorito .... wardrobe assistant (4 episodes, 1984-1985)

Katherine Dover .... key costumer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Ben Santoyo .... assistant editor (1 episode, 1985)
 
Series Music Department
Rob Meurer .... composer: additional music / music producer (3 episodes, 1985-1987)
 
Series Other crew
Stewart Duvall .... production staff (25 episodes, 1983-1987)
Vaughn Gaddey .... technical director (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Bonnie Grossblatt .... production staff / assistant accountant (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Lincoln Harrison .... technical manager (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Lynn Houston .... assistant: Shelley Duvall / production assistant (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Annette Lorenz .... assistant to the producers / production assistant (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Cheryl Mitchell .... production staff / research coordinator (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Melissa Rhys Moore .... production accountant (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Sandy Prudden .... stage manager (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Billy Bryan .... puppeteer (3 episodes, 1982-1983)
Jim Schaller .... production staff (3 episodes, 1984-1985)
Harold Schiff .... production consultant (3 episodes, 1984-1985)
Paula Montgomery .... production secretary / production coordinator (3 episodes, 1984)
Jennifer Cobb .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Vicki Hillman .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Terry Corey .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 1984)
 

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Also Known As:
"Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
50 min (27 episodes)
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This was one of the first TV shows to be released on home video.See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
The Greatest Fairy Tale Theater style show ever created!!, 19 December 2010
Author: Dragonsonic (Nickelodeon43@hotmail.com) from United States

When I first heard about Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theater, I was thinking "hey that is the same actress from 'The Shining!'" So, I had to check this series out and I was so amazed at what I saw from this show! "Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre" was a television series in the 80s that presents various popular fairy tales in a theater format and featured famous celebrities during the 80s which included Robin Williams, Susan Sarandon, Eric Idle, Jeff Bridges, Billy Crystal and many more acting out the roles of the characters. This show used to come on Showtime and sometimes PBS when it first came out.

Alright, now onto my opinions about this series! I thought that this series was brilliant beyond all reason! I loved the theater like style of this show, which made this series truly unique from any other show I have seen! Also, I love how some of the episodes take on a different twist on the classic fairy tales, such as "Sleeping Beauty" staring Bernadette Peters and Christopher Reeve where the story is told in the traditional Russian style fairy tale and "Puss in Boots" starring Gregory Hines and Ben Vereen where it stars an all African-American cast.

If there are any cons for this series it would probably have to be the theater style special effects, meaning that there are set props shown everywhere on screen and so it causes the stories to be too unrealistic and outdated, but for anyone who loves fairy tales and love watching theater productions in the comfort of their home might not mind the somewhat outdated special effects.

I would strongly recommend this series to anyone who loves fairy tales and theater productions and I'm sure that no one would be disappointed!

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