Notes

Stepping Back with The Great And Powerful Oz

“With such a rich tapestry on and off the Oz page, it’s depressing that 2013 finds our return to Oz burdened with a reluctant hero (the dominant kind in the 21st century), and not one of Baum’s plucky young heroines. In a bitter reversal of Baum’s stories, ‘Great and Powerful’ casts the women as the sidekicks, standing by to aid the Wizard should he need it.” Elisabeth Rappe writes about the history of Oz and the disappointment of The Great And Powerful Oz.

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