Who Says?: Essays on Pivotal Issues in Contemporary Storytelling

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august house, 1996 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 221 pages
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In the last two decades, the storytelling movement has gained momentum, both as an educational tool and an entertainment form. But the revival is so young that there is no common vocabulary for discussing it. Contemporary storytelling has its roots in the oral and literary trditions. Performances are often judged according to the aesthetics of print, theater or music even television and film.

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As the art of storytelling enters its third decade of revival and gains in artistic respectability, more than "folk" have become interested in it. In this collection by writers, anthropologists, and ... Read full review


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Adapting Folktales for Telling Aloud
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