Nine out of ten adults in the UK believe that Storytelling is for kids.
Nine out of ten adults in the UK are WRONG!
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reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.
- and it has done so throughout the history of mankind. The Greeks and Romans did it; tribal cultures still do it. Storytelling has been around for as long as mankind has had speech Ė passed from lips to ears, mind to mind and heart to heart. Storytelling evolves, grows and changes. It is a direct and instant two-way communication between teller and listener.
That is why storytellers do it differently every time!
For Godís sake, let us sit upon the ground and tell sad stories (Richard II)
- so lets do it!
There are many books and courses, web-sites and resources to get you started Ė but there is no better way than just getting up and doing it! A young student who worked with me at festivals and clubs impressed her teenage friends and her teachers with her skill as a storyteller. She was dyslexic. She was asked how she managed to produce such wonderful stories and her reply was:
easy. You just open your mouth and God puts the words in for you.
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