The Storyteller's Guide: Storytellers Share Advice for the Classroom, Boardroom, Showroom, Podium, Pulpit and Center Stage

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august house, 1996 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 208 pages
Ask a storyteller a question and in response you get a story. The interviews in this handbook are packed with well-chosen anecdotes, metaphors, and parables illuminating the art of storytelling as it is practiced today in many varied settings. Rather than representing the opinion of a single author, this comprehensive guide to storytelling features interviews with more than 50 storytellers, including teachers, librarians, authors, musicians, actors, clergymen, and full time professionals.
 

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User Review  - raizel - LibraryThing

Interviews of storytellers on various topics related to storytelling; some more interesting than others. Lots of helpful ideas, even if you are not a professional storyteller. Too many contributors for me to list. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
7
How Do I Find the Right Stories?
16
Find a Story and Like It How Do I Make It My Own?
24
How Do I Shape Stories from Printed Texts?
31
What Makes a Story Strong? What Makes a Story Weak?
46
What Performance Techniques Do I Need to Know?
58
What Mistakes Are Frequently Made by Beginning Storytellers?
77
How Do I Control Stage Fright?
84
How Do I Record and Market Audios?
113
What is the Life of a Professional Storyteller Like?
124
How Can a Teacher Use Storytelling in the Classroom?
141
How Can a Media Specialist Improve
168
What Are the Copyright Laws Concerning Storytelling?
183
Storytelling Resources
200
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

David Holt Bio: David Holt found his life's journey in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. With a passion to become an old-time banjo player, David traveled to remote mountain communities like Kingdom Come, Kentucky and Sodom Laurel, North Carolina searching for the best traditional musicians. Holt found hundreds of old-time mountaineers with a wealth of folk music, stories and wisdom. There was banjoist Wade Mainer, ballad singer Dellie Norton, singing coal miner Nimrod Workman, and 122-year-old washboard player Susie Brunson. Holt learned to play not only the banjo but also many unusual instruments like the mouth bow, the bottleneck slide guitar and even the paper bag. For over three decades, David's passion for traditional music and culture has fueled a successful performing and recording career. He has earned four Grammy Awards and performed and recorded with many of his mentors including Doc Watson, Grandpa Jones, Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, Roy Acuff and Chet Atkins. Today he tours the country performing solo, with his band The Lightning Bolts and with Sutton, Holt and Coleman. His work has been featured in a number of public television productions.

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