Comic tales of fools and noodles

Mythical worlds of heroes and magic

Scary stories of forests, wolves and dauntless children 

FRANCIS MAXEY telling The Little Wooden Baby

 

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WHAT IS A STORYTELLER?

 By Tina Bilbé

 A storyteller is an artist, an entertainer and an educator. Storytelling is one of the most ancient art forms, stretching back for as long as humans have had speech.

  A storyteller uses words to take you on a journey of the imagination. Each person will hear something different as the story is created in the space between the teller and the listener.

    Storytellers may tell traditional folk tales, written tales, anecdotes, urban myths, stories from             history,  religious or moral tales, stories they have created themselves or which have been created for a specific event.

          A storyteller tells stories from memory rather than reading them from the book, memorising stories image by image not word for word. 

                  Storytellers may tell a story differently each time they tell it, interacting with their audience, choosing stories and images to communicate with them.

        Some storytellers use music, dance, song, pictures or puppets.

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