Talia

An adaptation of "The Sun, The Moon, and Talia", a fairytale from the Pentamerone of Giambattista Basile (1566-1632) originally written for a an unproduced radio drama anthology.

"The Sun, The Moon, and Talia" is one of the earliest known variants of the story best known in the English speaking world as "Sleeping Beauty." "Talia" reimagines the original...
An adaptation of "The Sun, The Moon, and Talia", a fairytale from the Pentamerone of Giambattista Basile (1566-1632) originally written for a an unproduced radio drama anthology.

"The Sun, The Moon, and Talia" is one of the earliest known variants of the story best known in the English speaking world as "Sleeping Beauty." "Talia" reimagines the original tale as a medieval crime story.

As with many early fairytales, twenty-first century mores will not consider "Talia" to be appropriate for younger listeners.
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  • Larry Rinkel:
    1 Oct. 2018
    Adapted from the version of the Sleeping Beauty story found in Giambattista Basile's "Pentamerone," Ian Thal's fairy tale for radio presents a more ambiguous and violent slant than that you may know from Disney or Tchaikovsky. No Prince Charming here, but a self-serving rapist who forces himself on the lovely sleeping Talia and has two children by her. Using a variety of sound effects and a non-linear telling of the story, Thal skilfully depicts extremes of depravity and innocence. Not for children.