Based on the classic fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, Beauty lives a happy life in the city with her father and four siblings helping and spending time with the less fortunate. That is, until the day her father finds himself in an enormous debt after the great loss of his cargo ships in the China Sea. The family moves to a small cottage in the country and day after day the three men, the old man and his two sons Robert and Nathan, must work in the fields. One day, the old man receives news that one of his ships had survived, but when he arrives at the harbor he finds that nothing valuable was saved and that his family remains in poverty. On his way home, the old man gets lost in the forest and finds a magnificent castle where he spends the night. He remembers the promise he had made Beautyfor one simple rose, so he cuts a rose from one of the many rose bushes in the castle gardens. However, as soon as the rose is cut, a horrible beast appears and tells him that he must die for having... Written by
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Did You Know?
The characters of Clara, the beast's servant, the mysterious fairy did not feature in the original story. Instead, the beast in his human form as a handsome prince appeared in Beauty's dreams instead of the wicked fairy, telling her to see past ugliness instead of warning her about the cruel heart of the beast. See more
In the last scene, when the prince smiles at seeing Beauty's dress magically change, his eyebrows alter from black to blonde between frames. See more
[after the Old Gentleman steals a rose from his garden
So this is how you repay all my kindnesses? After all I've done for you; opening my home to you, giving you food and lodging. You dare to take what is not offered you? You dare to steal from me?
Oh, p-p-please, g-generous lord. I-I mean no harm. I only meant to be...
To steal what I love most in the world; my roses.
Composed by Robert Schumann See more