Storytelling and Theatre: Contemporary Storytellers and Their Art (Theatre and Performance Practices Series)

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This book will be of particular interest to undergraduates of performing arts and the substantial community of those engaged in storytelling, and fills a noticeable void in an emerging field of scholarship. It 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 yet to emerge. It includes critical analysis of a range of practices alongside interviews with key ...

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Overview

This book will be of particular interest to undergraduates of performing arts and the substantial community of those engaged in storytelling, and fills a noticeable void in an emerging field of scholarship. It 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 yet to emerge. It includes critical analysis of a range of practices alongside interviews with key contemporary practitioners about their work.

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Michael Wilson is Principal Lecturer in Drama at the University of Glamorgan, Wales. His book Performance and Practice: Oral Narrative Traditions among Teenagers in Britain and Ireland (Ashgate, 1997) was shortlisted for the Katharine Briggs Memorial Award, 1998. For many years he also worked as a professional storyteller and was a key player in developing the artform in the 80s and 90s. He is series editor for Papyrus, an occasional series of research papers published by the Society for Storytelling and is currently working on a book on the Theatre of the Grand-Guignol (with Richard Hand) for University of Exeter press.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
1 History and context 1
2 Acting and storytelling 39
3 Platform storytelling 59
4 Applied storytelling 95
5 Theatre and storytelling 120
6 Closing thoughts 143
Interview with storytellers 148
Nuala Hayes 149
Jack Lynch 159
Daniel Morden 166
Claire Mulholland 171
Michael Parent 180
Taffy Thomas 188
Liz Weir 195
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