Aladdin Wikipedia. Aladdin in the Magic Garden, an illustration by Max Liebert from Ludwig Fuldas Aladin und die Wunderlampe1Aladdin Arabic, Al ad Dn, IPA ala addin is a folk tale, probably of Middle Eastern origin. It is one of the tales in The Book of One Thousand and One Nights The Arabian Nights, and one of the best knownbut it was not part of the original Arabic text, being added in the 1. Lyrics to A Whole New World by Aladdin Cant go back to where i used to be a whole new world. Take a ride on the magic carpet and let it lead you to the best Aladdin games at GameHouse Do you have a taste for adventure in the mystic deserts of ArabiaFrenchman Antoine Galland. Plot summaryedit. The Sorcerer traps Aladdin in the magic cave. The story is often re told with variations the following is a precis of the Burton translation of 1. Aladdin is an impoverished young neer do well, dwelling in one of the cities of China. He is recruited by a sorcerer from the Maghreb, who passes himself off as the brother of Aladdins late father, Mustapha the tailor, convincing Aladdin and his mother of his good will by pretending to set up the lad as a wealthy merchant. The sorcerers real motive is to persuade young Aladdin to retrieve a wonderful oil lamp from a booby trapped magic cave. After the sorcerer attempts to double cross him, Aladdin finds himself trapped in the cave. Fortunately, Aladdin is still wearing a magic ring the sorcerer has lent him. When he rubs his hands in despair, he inadvertently rubs the ring and a jinn or genie appears who releases him from the cave so that he can return to his mother, fortunately still carrying the lamp. When his mother tries to clean the lamp, so they can sell it to buy food for their supper, a second far more powerful genie appears who is bound to do the bidding of the person holding the lamp. With the aid of the genie of the lamp, Aladdin becomes rich and powerful and marries Princess Badroulbadour, the sultans daughter after magically foiling her marriage to the viziers son. The genie builds Aladdin and his bride a wonderful palace, far more magnificent than the sultans. The sorcerer hears of Aladdins good fortune, and returns he gets his hands on the lamp by tricking Aladdins wife who is unaware of the lamps importance by offering to exchange new lamps for old. He orders the genie of the lamp to take the palace, along with all its contents, to his home in the Maghreb. Mtd Mower Repair Manual on this page. Fortunately, Aladdin still has the magic ring and is able to summon the lesser genie. The genie of the ring cannot directly undo any of the magic of the genie of the lamp, but he is able to transport Aladdin to the Maghreb where, with the help of the womans wiles of the princess he recovers the lamp and slays the sorcerer, returning the palace to its proper place. The sorcerers more powerful and evil brother plots to destroy Aladdin for killing his brother by disguising himself as an old woman known for her healing powers. Badroulbadour falls for his disguise and commands the woman to stay in her palace in case of any illnesses. Aladdin is warned of this danger by the genie of the lamp and slays the imposter. Everyone lives happily ever after, Aladdin eventually succeeding to his father in laws throne. SourceseditNo Arabic source has been traced for the tale, which was incorporated into the book Les Mille et Une Nuits by its French translator, Antoine Galland, who heard it from a Syrian storyteller from Aleppo. Gallands diary March 2. Maronite scholar, by name Youhenna Diab Hanna, who had been brought from Aleppo to Paris by Paul Lucas, a celebrated French traveller. Gallands diary also tells that his translation of Aladdin was made in the winter of 1. It was included in his volumes ix and x of the Nights, published in 1. John Payne, in Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp and Other Stories London 1. Gallands encounter with the man he referred to as Hanna and the discovery in the Bibliothque Nationale in Paris of two Arabic manuscripts containing Aladdin with two more of the interpolated tales. One was written by a Syrian Christian priest living in Paris, named Dionysios Shawish, alias Dom Denis Chavis. The other is supposed to be a copy Mikhail Sabbagh made of a manuscript written in Baghdad in 1. It was purchased by the Bibliothque Nationale at the end of the nineteenth century. However, modern scholars such as Muhsin Mahdi3 and Husain Haddawy4 claim that both manuscripts are forgeriesback translations of Gallands text into Arabic. SettingeditThe opening sentences of the story, in both the Galland and the Burton versions, set it in China and imply, at least, that Aladdin is Chinese. On the other hand, there is practically nothing in the rest of the story that is inconsistent with a Persian or Arabian setting. For instance, the Sultan is referred to as such rather being called the Emperor, as in some re tellings, and the people we meet in the story are Muslims their conversation is larded with devout Muslim platitudes. A Jewish merchant buys Aladdins wares and incidentally cheats him, but there is no mention of Buddhists or Confucians or other distinctively Han Chinese people. Chinas ethnic makeup has long included Muslim groups, including large populations of the Hui people whose origins go back to Silk Road travellers. In addition, large communities of Muslim Chinese have been known since the Tang Dynasty, as well as Jewish communities. Some commentators have even suggested that the intended setting may be Turkestan encompassing Central Asia and the modern Chinese province of Xinjiang. For all this, speculation about a real Chinese setting depends on a knowledge of China that the teller of a folk tale as opposed to a geographic expert might well not possess. AdaptationseditAdaptations vary in their faithfulness to the original story. In particular, difficulties with the Chinese setting are sometimes resolved by giving the story a more typical Arabian Nights background. In 1. 96. 2 the Italian branch of Walt Disney Productions published the story Paperino e la grotta di Aladino Donald and Aladdins Cave, written by Osvaldo Pavese and drawn by Pier Lorenzo De Vita. As in many pantomimes, the plot is combined with elements of the Ali Baba story Uncle Scrooge leads Donald Duck and their nephews on an expedition to find the treasure of Aladdin and they encounter the Middle Eastern counterparts of the Beagle Boys. Scrooge describes Aladdin as a brigand who used the legend of the lamp to cover the origins of his ill gotten gains. They find the cave holding the treasure blocked by a huge rock requiring a magic password Open sesame to open. Party Mania Game Cast. One of the many literary retellings of the tale appears in A Book of Wizards 1. A Choice of Magic 1. Ruth Manning Sanders. The Nobility of Faith by Jonathan Clements in the anthology Doctor Who Short Trips The Ghosts of Christmas 2. Aladdin story in the style of the Arabian Nights, but featuring the Doctor in the role of the genie. Pantomimesedit. An 1. Aladdin. In the United Kingdom, the story of Aladdin was dramatised in 1. John OKeefe for the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden. It has been a popular subject for pantomime for over 2. The traditional Aladdin pantomime is the source of the well known pantomime character Widow Twankey Aladdins mother.