Into the Woods

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Name: Into the Woods
Creator: Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and James Lapine (book)
Inspired by Bruno Bettelheim's The Uses of Enchantment
Date(s): 1986 - present
Medium: theatre musicals, live-action film
Country of Origin: United States
External Links: Into the Woods at Wikipedia
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Into the Woods is a musical that intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales and follows them to explore the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. Many of the characters are from "Little Red Riding Hood," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Rapunzel," and "Cinderella" fairy tales including several others.

Main Characters

  • Narrator
  • The Baker
  • The Baker's Wife
  • Cinderella
  • Jack
  • Little Red Ridinghood
  • Witch
  • Rapunzel
  • Cinderella's prince
  • Rapunzel's prince

Other Important Characters

  • Jack's Mother
  • Stepmother
  • Lucinda, Cinderella's stepsister
  • Florinda, Cinderella's stepsister
  • Wolf
  • Granny
  • Giant
  • Snow White - doesn't appear in every adaptation
  • Sleeping Beauty - doesn't appear in every adaptation


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The fandom for the musical is quite small. It's mainly located on, where fans have posted their fanfiction since 2005. The fandom is slowly moving to Archive of Our Own.[1]

Pairings include: Bakerella (Cinderella/Baker), Jack/Red, Rapunzel/Rapunzel's prince, Baker's Wife/Cinderella,

2014 film Fandom

Is small but growing. The fandom can be mainly found on Tumblr where fanworks such as picspams and gifs can be found. There are a few fanfiction already posted to Archive of Our Own and

Fans have started shipping the Baker's Wife/Prince Charming and Cinderella/Baker.

Crossovers with Star Trek (2009) universe might become more common due to Chris Pine starring as the Prince Charming; many fans of the fandom like to do same-actor crossovers.


Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.

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  1. ^ As of 7 January 2015: AO3 has 49 works posted while FFN has 93 works.