The woodcutter’s children, Tyltyl and Mytyl, lie in bed dreaming on Christmas Eve, but appearing to wake they get up and watch the party in the great house opposite, which they enjoy as if they were on it. There is a knock at the cottage door, and an old hunch-backed woman enters, rather like their neighbor, Madame Berlingot. She wants the Blue Bird for her little sick daughter, and Tyltyl and Mytyl are to find it for her. She is the fairy Berylune, and gives Tytyl a green hat and the magic diamond.
Original title: L’Oiseau Bleu
Genre: Drama and Plays