Episode 1: Vasilisa The Fair

Vasilisa The Fair: A mother’s last blessing, jealous stepsisters and a dominating stepmother. This fairy tale is a story of all this and a lovely young girl trying to survive it all. 

Books of reference for this episode: The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales by Maria Tatar, The Irresistible Fairy Tale by Jack Zipes, Fairy Tales from Before Fairy Tales by Jan M. Ziokowski, Russian Fairy Tales Collected by Alexander Afanas’ev and Russian Fairy Tales A Choice Collection of Muscovite Folk-lore by William Ralston Shedden Ralston