The Source For “Sorcerer”

sorcerers_appre_aba_390683tThink “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” opening this week, is just the latest piece of cheese starring Nicolas Cage? Think again. The fantasy epic adventure began as a 1797 poem, “Der Zauberlehrling,” by Goethe. (And you thought it was Mickey Mouse.) The 14-stanza work tells the tale of a sorcerer’s apprentice who demonstrates his knowledge of magic with an old broomstick and bucket, but forgets the spell to stop it.

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