The Storyteller's Shadows

Author: Bill Reed

Publisher: Reed Independent

ISBN: 0648175693


Page: 416

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In a volume containing 14 original plays – including three shadow-play adaptions of Gogol, Morton and Runyon classics – the author resurrects a sadly neglected theatre genre – the shadow play combining traditional shadow techniques with normal acting to create ‘full-bodied’ mainstream plays.

Storyteller's Sampler: Tales from Tellers Around the World

Author: Read MacDonald Margaret

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440835284


Page: 185

View: 6360

Looking for fresh ideas to liven up your storytimes? Here you'll find a wonderfully diverse collection of easy-to-tell tales from around the world, along with tips and profiles of the storytellers featured in the book. • Represents more than 25 cultures from around the world • Edited by a world-renowned storyteller, folklorist, former children's librarian, and author of more than 65 books who has worked with storytellers from around the world • Includes practical storytelling tips to add polish to your presentation • Presents lively stories that encourage audience involvement

Chinese Storyteller's Book

Author: Michael David Kwan

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462901301

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 126

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Imagine a universe constructed in layers: At the top is Heaven—where the gods live. Beneath is the Earth, where people dwell. And beneath the Earth lies a magical realm of witches, vampires, ghosts, and immortal foxes capable of assuming human form. This is the universe of Chinese folktale. The nine tales in The Chinese Storytellers Book show what happens when the worlds of Earth and the supernatural collide. The cast of characters, both humble and fantastic, includes: A young man willing to spend a night in a haunted mansion to prove that the spirit world does not exist Fox faeries wearying of their immortality and craving the uncertainty of human experiences A bored husband looking for excitement—but finding mortal danger instead Michael David Kwan first heard these tales told by street–corner storytellers during his childhood in China. He retells them through his own unique literary vision—through the lens of his own personality, experience, and imagination.

The Storyteller's Memory Palace

Author: Hanne Bewernick

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783631604700

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 253

View: 8455

Storytelling and remembering rely on similar practices: they both arrange images in an ordered structure. A story is initially memorised by the author in a mental structure which is transferred to the page via the author's choice of location, organisation and imagery. An interpretation that emphasises these features enhances the natural capacity for comprehension by mimicking the memory process. This study describes and uncovers memory systems (including the memory palace and the memory journey) in medieval texts. The ancient memory techniques are compared to cognitive psychology and used to interpret four modern novels. A practical method of interpretation is devised which provides the reader with direct access to a story by opening the door into the storyteller's memory palace.

The Storyteller's Sourcebook

Author: Margaret Read MacDonald,Brian W. Sturm

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 712

View: 8227

The first edition provides descriptions of folktales and references to more than 700 published sources of folktales. The new edition covers folktales from 1983-1999. Both editions include thorough indexing by subject, motif, title, ethnic group and country of origin and a comprehensive bibliography.

The Storyteller's Beads

Author: Jane Kurtz

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0547351372

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 3177

Running for their lives to escape the political upheaval in Ethiopia, two young girls from different faiths form an unlikely friendship.

Charlotte Brontë and the Storyteller's Audience

Author: Carol Bock

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 188

View: 7089

This intelligent study offers a new and appreciative understanding of Charlotte Bronte as a narrative artist. With care and precision, Bock counters the prevailing view of Bronte's fiction as unconsciously confessional, clearly showing her persistent concern with the reader's collaborative role in the storytelling experience. Bock begins with an examination of the creative milieu at Haworth, where Bronte initially gained an understanding of her craft, and continues with a look at Bronte's relationship with her first audience, Branwell, Emily, and Anne, as well as the influence of her early readings in Scott, Byron, and Blackwood's Magazine. Bronte's juvenile tales are used to describe the model of storytelling that she conceptualized during these formative years - a model which reflects her belief that author and reader meet on the border of actuality and imagination in order to pursue the truths that narrative fiction can contain. Individual chapters discuss the motif of reading and storytelling in The Professor, Jane Eyre, Shirley, and Villette and consider the narrative methods which characterize Bronte's relationship with her readers in each of these novels. Bock traces Bronte's development as a storyteller from an early struggle to reconceptualize her audience as she tried to enter the literary marketplace with The Professor to, in her final novel, Villette, a complex acknowledgment of the ways truth may be encompassed - contained, named, and observed - in fictional narrative and a hopeful account of the creative event in which readers and writers participate. Charlotte Bronte and the Storyteller's Audience also includes a history of the critical reception of Bronte's novels, pointing out some of the interpretive constraints by which the practice of reading her fiction as unconscious confession has limited our understanding of her narrative skill and literary concerns.

The Storyteller's Companion to the Bible: Judges-Kings

Author: Michael Edward Williams

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 7635

The third volume in this series shows preachers, storytellers, Sunday school teachers, professors, and students how to read and retell the stories of the Bible more effectively. Includes Jewish folklore, Bible commentary, and great sermon material. Volume Three focuses on how kings and prophets were in conflict.

Exalted Storyteller's Companion

Author: Heather Grove,Dean Shomshank,Adam Tinworth

Publisher: White Wolf Pub

ISBN: 9781588466501

Category: Fiction

Page: 72

View: 2731

It is the second Age of Man, the age before the world turned. The Empire of the Dragon-Blooded -- an invincible colossus -- stands astride the ruins of the First Age. For millennia, the scarlet Empress held the world in her steel grip. But the empress is no more, and the Realm spirals toward chaos and civil war. Its enemies descend -- demon princes, deathlords, skin-changing barbarians and the twisted and inscrutable Fair Folk hammer at the gates. In this time of darkness are reborn the solar Exalted, heroes of legend once slain by the Dragon-Blooded. Will these living legends herald the return of the Golden Age... or the end of creation? Expanded information on the spirit courts, the other Celestial Exalted, the society and powers of the Dragon-Blooded, and descriptions and statistics for a wide variety of magical devices and wondrous items, all packaged with a Storyteller's screen.