The Atlantic Theatre announced casting for its upcoming 2015 premiere of a new play by Little Mermaid book writer (and Pulitzer Prize winner) Doug Wright.
In Posterity, ‘Norway’s most celebrated sculptor ([Hamish] Linklater) is commissioned to create the last official portrait of the country’s most famous writer, but Henrik Ibsen ([John] Noble) proves to be an irascible, contentious sitter, as the two men wage war over both his legacy and his likeness. Doug Wright explores the nature of artistic success and the fear of being forgotten.'”
In 2008, Disney and the Ad Council worked together on this radio PSA campaign:
In Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo, a “Little Mermaid” story takes on the dark side of all the human rubbish that makes its way into the sea:
Of course, there’s plenty to be done to protect the underwater environment in our own community. Here are some recent articles about conservation and the problems facing the Chesapeake Bay:
Green building of the Brock Environmental Center
A little history on Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts and legal battles
New study shows economic benefits of cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay
Too big for Ariel’s grotto, this human sculpture is designed to help the underwater environment and raise awareness of struggling reefs.
If you liked C.S. Lewis’ thoughts, J.R.R. Tolkien has a lot more to share.
A cute article about lessons one can derive from The Little Mermaid
and a creepy yet educational parody of “Under The Sea,” about all the strange things in the deepest parts of the ocean.
When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”
— C.S. Lewis
C.S. Lewis has some great thoughts on the role and appeal of fairy tales in this essay from On Stories: And Other Essays About Literature.