I used to like watching the Traveling Minstrel Show when I was a kid
they used actors and simple background scenery to act out fairy tales.
There were some good stories...
I still remember the one about Jesus & St. Peter traveling the earth disguised as poor travellers. They come to a village and ask the rich lady at the first house for some food. She shoos them away..
Then they go to the poor womans house next door and she invites them in for some soup.. Now being poor she has hardly any fat to add to her soup and it is quite thin. Jesus tells St. Peter to pay the woman - which he does by counting the circles of fat floating on the surface.
(he pays her after eating).. and giving her an equal number of coins.
The lady happens to tell this to her rich neighbour who thinks about it and invites the two men in when she sees them again.. Hoping to get the same deal with the coins - she puts in loads of fat into the soup. As it is so greasy however, St. Peter ends up giving her only one coin since there is only one fat circle covering the whole bowl.
on another note. I heard from a friend who used to work at the CBC that the old Don Messers Jubilee show which ran for many years and was cancelled at the height of its popularity by Knowlton Nash who thought it was too square.. ALl the old episodes were tossed in the bin,
except for a handful that were saved by a janitor at CBC whose wife was one of the dancers.