Donna Leishman


Leishman's playful retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale makes use of comic book vernacular, limited forms of explorative interaction, optional narrative paths, and a jazzy soundtrack. RedRidinghood is the type of Flash piece that suggests the potential for complex forms of interactive storytelling without typographic text.

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Author description: The author quotes Roberto Simanowski's description, "'Little Red Riding Hood' from a feminist perspective? ... Leishman's rendition of Red Riding Hood is inundated with hybridizations of the traditional fairy-tale narrative: the wolf pre-existing as a picture in her diary, as a dealer at the 'flesh market,' an angel which does not stop to rescue her."

Instructions: To hear the sound, turn on the computer's speakers or plug in headphones. Move the mouse over and click active areas to interact with the environment.

Previous publication: RedRidinghood was published by Leishman on her site in 2001.

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 License.

This Flash work has been emulated with Conifer by the Electronic Literature Lab in July 2021. To view this emulation click here.