The Art of the Story Teller

The Art of the Story Teller

Marie L Shedlock discusses what storytelling is, the role of storytelling in culture, the crucial elements of storytelling and its possible outcomes.

Author: Marie L. Shedlock

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 9781775411659

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 356

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Marie L Shedlock discusses what storytelling is, the role of storytelling in culture, the crucial elements of storytelling and its possible outcomes. She also looks at the media used for storytelling in ancient times compared to the sophisticated multimedia storytelling of today's entertainment industry. She follows the changes to storytelling brought about by the writing of language.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Greek Vase

The Greek Vase

This sumptuous photographic book offers a superb visual introduction to the artistry of ancient Greek vases , exploring them not merely as beautiful vessels to bear water and wine, but also as instruments of storytelling and bearers of ...

Author: John Howard Oakley

Publisher:

ISBN: 0714122777

Category: Vases, Greek

Page: 156

View: 382

Wonderfully preserved Greek vases are a unique source of information about the mythology, religion, drama and daily l ife of the ancient Greek world. This sumptuous photographic book offers a superb visual introduction to the artistry of ancient Greek vases , exploring them not merely as beautiful vessels to bear water and wine, but also as instruments of storytelling and bearers of meaning. Presenting the vases and the ir imagery in their full narrative glory, The Greek Vase interprets the ir forms and stories along a variety of themes, from the adventures of gods and mythological heroes, to expressive scenes of sexual intimacy and depictions of social, family and domestic life. Throughout, the text highlights what these pictures would have meant to the people who lived with and used them, how they have been received by later generations , and the profound influence of their form, decoration and narrative on subsequent art, architecture and literature.
Categories: Vases, Greek

Childhood Regained

Childhood Regained

This is a collection of chapters, each on a favorite book or author of Savater's, and each book or author is an example of an archetype of literature. Savater does not write academic analysis, but as someone who reads and loves literature.

Author: Fernando Savater

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231053211

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Home to the New York Yankees, the Bronx Zoo, and the Grand Concourse, the Bronx was at one time a haven for upwardly mobile second-generation immigrants eager to leave the crowded tenements of Manhattan in pursuit of the American dream. Once hailed as a "wonder borough" of beautiful homes, parks, and universities, the Bronx became--during the 1960s and 1970s--a national symbol of urban deterioration. Thriving neighborhoods that had long been home to generations of families dissolved under waves of arson, crime, and housing abandonment, turning blocks of apartment buildings into gutted, graffiti-covered shells and empty, trash-filled lots. In this revealing history of the Bronx, Evelyn Gonzalez describes how the once-infamous New York City borough underwent one of the most successful and inspiring community revivals in American history. From its earliest beginnings as a loose cluster of commuter villages to its current status as a densely populated home for New York's growing and increasingly more diverse African American and Hispanic populations, this book shows how the Bronx interacted with and was affected by the rest of New York City as it grew from a small colony on the tip of Manhattan into a sprawling metropolis. This is the story of the clattering of elevated subways and the cacophony of crowded neighborhoods, the heady optimism of industrial progress and the despair of economic recession, and the vibrancy of ethnic cultures and the resilience of local grassroots coalitions crucial to the borough's rejuvenation. In recounting the varied and extreme transformations this remarkable community has undergone, Evelyn Gonzalez argues that it was not racial discrimination, rampant crime, postwar liberalism, or big government that was to blame for the urban crisis that assailed the Bronx during the late 1960s. Rather, the decline was inextricably connected to the same kinds of social initiatives, economic transactions, political decisions, and simple human choices that had once been central to the development and vitality of the borough. Although the history of the Bronx is unquestionably a success story, crime, poverty, and substandard housing still afflict the community today. Yet the process of building and rebuilding carries on, and the revitalization of neighborhoods and a resurgence of economic growth continue to offer hope for the future.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Art of Storytelling

The Art of Storytelling

Only a live storyteller can impart to a tale that very human touch that brings a gleam of understanding to the listener's eye. The wonderful world of storytelling is revealed in this resource manual for beginners and seasoned performers.

Author: Marsh Cassady

Publisher: Meriwether Pub

ISBN: 1566080029

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 281

View: 166

Art Of Storytelling is a Meriwether Publishing publication.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Art of Storytelling

The Art of Storytelling

Designed for anyone who wants to develop the skill of telling stories, this volume provides advice on choosing, learning, and presenting stories, as well as discussions on the importance of storytelling through human history and its ...

Author: Amy E. Spaulding

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810877771

Category: Education

Page: 216

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Designed for anyone who wants to develop the skill of telling stories, this volume provides advice on choosing, learning, and presenting stories, as well as discussions on the importance of storytelling through human history and its continued significance today.
Categories: Education

The Art of Storytelling

The Art of Storytelling

This book will help any person with a story to share by walking you through all aspects of presentation . . . from what to do with your hands as you speak all the way to crafting a killer ending.

Author: John D. Walsh

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9780802487797

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Can you captivate an audience with your story? Many of us would love to hold the attention of a crowd, a classroom, or just a group of our friends by telling them a great story. We have felt the pressure of a public presentation or the disappointment of telling a story that others ignore. We are ready to be heard, ready to captivate. In The Art of Storytelling, John Walsh takes us through the steps to presenting a compelling story—outlining the strategies that helped him move from stutterer to storyteller. This book will help any person with a story to share by walking you through all aspects of presentation . . . from what to do with your hands as you speak all the way to crafting a killer ending. Whether you’re telling bedtime stories to your children or Bible stories to a congregation, this book will take your storytelling to a new level.
Categories: Religion

The Art of Storytelling

The Art of Storytelling

Author Nancy Mellon outlines the essential energies of every good story and teaches how to use visualization and imagination to evoke them. Each chapter focuses on different aspects of the stories.

Author: Nancy Mellon

Publisher: Element Books Limited

ISBN: 1862043469

Category: Psychology

Page: 182

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Author Nancy Mellon outlines the essential energies of every good story and teaches how to use visualization and imagination to evoke them. Each chapter focuses on different aspects of the stories.
Categories: Psychology

Executives Have ADHD

Executives Have ADHD

To succeed and advance your career, you need to master the fine art of storytelling. Executives Have ADHD: The Art of the Story focuses on crafting and telling your story in a way that resonates with your C-level executives.

Author: Marc LeShay

Publisher: Marc Leshay

ISBN: 0692772731

Category:

Page: 104

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Life is simple. The person with the best story wins. To succeed and advance your career, you need to master the fine art of storytelling. Executives Have ADHD: The Art of the Story focuses on crafting and telling your story in a way that resonates with your C-level executives. The book covers the arc of storytelling to help you develop your narrative from inception through presentation: Focus and communicate your value to gain enrollment from top level executives Develop powerful stories that earn a seat at the decision-making table Synthesize and distill your story to drive clarity of your ideas and sell your vision Present your stories with impact and precision True to the message of the book, to keep your story concise and valuable, this simple guide is packed with information, but it's only around one hundred pages long. Whether you are an entry-level employee or an established leader, Executives Have ADHD is a perfect guide to help you master your storytelling skill.
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Charles M Russell

Charles M  Russell

Well known for his sketches, paintings, and sculptures of the Old West, Charles M. Russell (1864-1926) was also an accomplished author in the humorous genre known as "local color.

Author: Raphael James Cristy

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826332854

Category: History

Page: 347

View: 436

Well known for his sketches, paintings, and sculptures of the Old West, Charles M. Russell (1864-1926) was also an accomplished author in the humorous genre known as "local color." Raphael Cristy sorts Russell's writings into four general categories: serious Indian stories, men encountering wildlife, cattle range characters, and nineteenth-century westerners facing twentieth-century challenges. Russell's art is often misinterpreted as mere longing for a fading open-range west, but his writings tell a different story. Cristy shows how Russell amused his peers with stories that also delivered sharp observations of Euro-American suppression of Indians and humorous treatment of wilderness and range issues plus the emergence of women and urbanization as bewildering agents of change in the modern West. "A welcome departure from the usual biographies and coffee table volumes on Russell and his art. . . . [Cristy] deals with an important, yet relatively unexplored, aspect of the career of one of the most influential interpreters of the American West."--Byron Price, Director, C. M. Russell Center for the Study of Art
Categories: History

The Way of the Storyteller

The Way of the Storyteller

An expert's advice on the art of storytelling with 11 charming folk tales

Author: Ruth Sawyer

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: IND:30000003941295

Category: Education

Page: 356

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An expert's advice on the art of storytelling with 11 charming folk tales
Categories: Education

Storytelling and Theatre

Storytelling and Theatre

The text includes critical analysis of a range of practices alongside interviews with key contemporary practitioners about their work.

Author: Michael Wilson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9780230203099

Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

Page: 240

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This will be of particular interest to undergraduates of performing arts and the substantial community of those engaged in storytelling, filling a noticeable void in an emerging field of scholarship. Michael Wilson addresses the recent rise of storytelling as a professional performance art by providing a critical survey of current practice and a critical framework for those debates currently taking place, and those debates which will undoubtedly emerge in future. The text includes critical analysis of a range of practices alongside interviews with key contemporary practitioners about their work.
Categories: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

The Knowing Body

The Knowing Body

A choreographer herself, Louise Steinman interviews some of the most interesting post-Judson performers of the last decade - Trisha Brown, Ping Chong, Meredith Monk, Whoopi Goldberg, Spaulding Gray, and a host of others.

Author: Louise Steinman

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 155643202X

Category: Art

Page: 161

View: 392

This hands-on guidebook to creating and understanding performance pieces offers a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process involved in transforming personal stories to theater. A choreographer herself, Louise Steinman interviews some of the most interesting post-Judson performers of the last decade - Trisha Brown, Ping Chong, Meredith Monk, Whoopi Goldberg, Spaulding Gray, and a host of others. She weaves descriptions of her own path as a writer and performer into a thesis which demonstrates how one can work towards developing an authentic voice. Healing ourselves and the world is possible through art, Steinman says, but we must honor our personal and cultural histories. Steinman describes how these performers use very wide-ranging tools: drumming, shamanic trance dance, ventriloquism, the creation of archetypes to build a character. They use their body's "native language", make use of dreams, memory, and improvisation, and build small stories into larger collective tales, offering warmth and connection. As she says in a new Preface, "stories can be both healing and a radical act".
Categories: Art

Finding the Center

Finding the Center

This second edition features three new Zuni stories, updated transcriptions of stories from the original edition, a bibliography, and a new preface and introduction.

Author: Dennis Tedlock

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803244398

Category: Poetry

Page: 337

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This second edition features three new Zuni stories, updated transcriptions of stories from the original edition, a bibliography, and a new preface and introduction.
Categories: Poetry

The Art of Frank Norris Storyteller

The Art of Frank Norris  Storyteller

"Over the past twenty years, critics have increasingly challenged the conventional wisdom on Frank Norris as an exponent of literary naturalism. In the present study, Barbara Hochman goes still further in redefining his affinities.

Author: Barbara Hochman

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015013435584

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 149

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"Over the past twenty years, critics have increasingly challenged the conventional wisdom on Frank Norris as an exponent of literary naturalism. In the present study, Barbara Hochman goes still further in redefining his affinities. She focuses on his artistry as a storyteller, and on his overriding concern with human contact and the functions of aesthetic form. Hochman begins by considering traditional approaches to Norris. She notes thin although the rhetoric of the narrative voice' and the pattern of events in his fiction made Norris's work seem to fit neatly into the naturalist category, his four major novels- Vandover and the Brute, McTeague, The Octopus, and The Pit- lend themselves to very different readings. Hochman argues that the imaginative focus of Norris's work centers on the vulnerability of the self and its quest for a measure of equilibrium. She shows how Norris's work increasingly depicts constructive individual responses to experience, and the stabilizing power of memory, language, and art. These concerns are seen to account for the enduring vitality of Norris's work, and for the popularity it enjoyed in its own time." --
Categories: Literary Criticism

Storytelling Art and Technique

Storytelling  Art and Technique

and princesses planned by Susan Kuliak of the Art Institute of Chicago and held
on April 23, St. George's Day, to remind visitors of the museum's painting St.
George Killing the Dragon by Bernardo Martorell. Whenever feasible, the
storytelling ...

Author: Ellin Greene

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313078613

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

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Join the countless professionals who have benefited from the best how to storytelling guide available today. Storytelling: Art and Technique is a proven handbook and selection tool that shows you how to select, prepare, and tell stories to and for children aged 3 to 13. Ideal for both beginning and experienced storytellers working in public or school library settings, this useful volume reveals the storyteller's art—from planning through performance.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Story Teller s Story

A Story Teller s Story

The autobiography of the great American author of Winesburg, Ohio explores his imaginative world and inner self as he describes growing up in the American Heartland and the Midwestern life and culture that informed his literary work.

Author: Sherwood Anderson

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472030833

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 442

View: 881

The autobiography of the great American author of Winesburg, Ohio explores his imaginative world and inner self as he describes growing up in the American Heartland and the Midwestern life and culture that informed his literary work. Reprint.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Storytelling the Art of Imagination

Storytelling   the Art of Imagination

In this book, Nancy Mellon offers the tools for story-making and story-telling through examples and exercises.

Author: Nancy Mellon

Publisher:

ISBN: 0938756664

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 182

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Beginning and ending - Movement and a sense of direction - Storyscapes - Journeying through the elements - Seasons and moods - Story characters - Power and protection.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Elie Wiesel and the Art of Storytelling

Elie Wiesel and the Art of Storytelling

In this work, essays examine Wiesel's roots in Jewish storytelling traditions; influences from religious, folk, and secular sources; education; Yiddish background; Holocaust experience; and writing style.

Author: Rosemary Horowitz

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786482680

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 242

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Elie Wiesel is a master storyteller with the ability to use storytelling as a form of activism. From his landmark memoir Night to his novels and numerous retellings of Hasidic legends, Wiesel’s literature emphasizes storytelling, and he frequently refers to himself as a storyteller rather than an author or historian. In this work, essays examine Wiesel’s roots in Jewish storytelling traditions; influences from religious, folk, and secular sources; education; Yiddish background; Holocaust experience; and writing style. Emphasized throughout is Wiesel’s use of multiple sources in an effort to reach diverse audiences.
Categories: Literary Criticism