Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Drama: Stor e Telling: January February 2015

"Come down,”
cried the hero’s wife.’
Illustration by Frank C. Papé
The Russian Story Book, 1916
We recently said good-bye to 2015, which means it is time to begin sharing my Stor e Telling columns from the National Storytelling Magazine. The resources below are from the January/February 2015 issue. All of the links have been checked and updated where necessary. I hope you find something useful to add to your repertoire either now or in the future.

Please note that I only add my columns to my blog when the year has passed. To receive additional, timely resources, please consider becoming a member of the National Storytelling Network. Your membership includes the National Storytelling Magazine.

The subject for this issue was Drama so I begin with links to complement the theme.

Dramaturgy Listserv“The dramaturgy listserv is available for any local playwright looking to pair up with a dramaturg to discuss and develop their work.” 

Performance Research is an independent, peer-reviewed journal… that aims to promote a dynamic interchange between scholarship and practice in the expanding field of performance. This link will take you to the issue on Dramaturgy.

The Deep Order of Turbulence: The Three Faces of DramaturgyScholarly paper by Eugenio Barba, founder and director of the Odin Teatret in Denmark.


Here in the USA we have a saying, “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb” so I offer you some folktales that roar!

The Hare and the Lion – Africa

The Lily and the Lion – Grimm

The Lion and the Beetle – United States

The Lion and the Crane - India 

The Lion and the Mouse - Greece
The Lion and the Three Cows – Afghanistan  

The Lion’s Dinner – Africa

The Lion’s Enchantment – Spain

The Lion’s Share – India

Lion and Jackal- South Africa

Sister Fox – Ukraine

Why Does Lion Roar? – Angola

February 26th is Tell a Fairy Tale Day. I offer you tales sprinkled with a bit of fairy tale magic.

The Diamond Fairy Book by various authors.

English Fairy Tales by Flora Annie Steel complemented with beautiful illustration of Arthur Rackham.

The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault Stories offered by the man they say laid the foundation for a new literary genre, the fairy tale.

The Irish Fairy Book by Alfred Perceval Graves; the Giant Walker, The White Trout, and the Horned Women are just a few of the stories shared in these virtual pages
Old Fashioned Fairy Tales - According to the author, Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing, these are her original stories, not adapted from any other fairy tales.

The Shoemaker's Apron: A Second Book of Czechoslovak Fairy Tales and Folk Tales by Parker Fillmore “A collection of twenty stories…conceived with all the gorgeousness of the Slavic imagination...”

I invite you to visit my blog post from 2014 Tell a Fairy Tale Day. All of the links have been checked so you will be whisked away to the land of story in no time at all!

MISCELLANEOUS – Great site for traveling storytellers who need to find an affordable, unique place to stay; over 190 locations all over the world. Thanks to Linda Goodman for sharing the site.


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Karen Chace 2016 ©

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Simon Brooks said...

Some great links here!
Thanks Karen!

Karen Chace said...

Thanks Simon; happy you find is useful. Happy New Year!