Fairy tales have a rich and long history. These stories can be found throughout all cultures and are often retold.
This guide strives to be a starting point in your search for these stories. As such. this guide does NOT include all of the fairy tales that can be found in the Juvenile Literature collections (including oversized children's books and graphic novels).
To start exploring some of your favorite fairy tales, check out our collection of curated lists here!
Many more fairy tales can be found in the Juvenile Literature collections...more than this guide can hold! You don't have to wait for a fairy godmother to help you find more fairytales...you just need to click the link below!
Completely original monologues inspired by fairytale heroes and heroines, also dipping into the worlds of nursery rhymes and children's stories. Come and delve into a magical realm and consider Cinderella having a one-woman art show, Prince Charming looking for a new career besides saving damsels, the Dish and the Spoon returning or attending an actual Heroine's retreat! Possibilities are endless when you pass through countless layers of magic. If you are looking for a most unique and memorable audition piece or classwork, this book is for you!
Poor Fairytale Villains...always getting a bad rap. Ever wonder what they are like outside their own stories? Do they have dreams, heartaches, career goals, spiritual crises, marital problems, eating disorders, etc.? 'Tis possible, isn't it? With characters ranging from classic movie monsters such as Frankenstein and Dracula, to traditional fairytale baddies like Rumpelstiltskin and the Pied Piper, this collection of monologues reimagines the lives of your favorite villains.
Many of these stories have also been considered "folktales" in their history. Please check out our Folktales guide for more wonderful stories!