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Oral Literature in Africa

by Ruth Finnegan

Ruth Finnegan’s Oral Literature in Africa was first published in 1970, and since then has been widely praised as one of the most important books in its field. Based on years of fieldwork, the study traces...


Tellings and Texts

by Francesca Orsini (editor) & Katherine Butler Schofield (editor)

Examining materials from early modern and contemporary North India and Pakistan, Tellings and Texts brings together seventeen first-rate papers on the relations between written and oral texts, their performance,...


Harmony of disenchantment

by Rosario Di Petta

The look of a disenchanted neapolitan violinist is the thread that connects the nodes of its existence. The magic of Budapest as a backdrop to the sinking of his illusions; yet it is precisely the ability to...


Digital Storytelling, Applied Theatre, & Youth: Performing Possibility

by Megan Alrutz

Digital Storytelling, Applied Theatre, & Youth argues that theatre artists must re-imagine how and why they facilitate performance practices with young people. Rapid globalization and advances in media and...


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by Lucio Gallo

Sometimes, it may happen that in our life a revolution is sparked off against our will, a sudden and merciless revolution we try to oppose with all our strength, until we have to bow to the inevitable and somehow...


Heyou

by Francesco Brunetti

young woman whose destiny seems to be reflected in the bubbles of the same vibrant and generous red wine that helped her conception; a dark family secret. Heyou is sweet and reserved, sentimental and passionate,...


The Art of the Story-Teller

by Marie L. Shedlock

Everything you need to know to tell stories successfully to children: choosing material, creating and maintaining effect, using gestures, capturing straying attentions, and more. 18 ready-for-telling stories...


The Moth

by Catherine Burns, George Dawes Green & Adam Gopnik

For the first time in print, celebrated storytelling phenomenon The Moth presents fifty spellbinding, soul-bearing stories selected from their extensive archive (fifteen-plus years and 10,000-plus stories strong)....


Rakugo: Performing Comedy and Cultural Heritage in Contemporary Tokyo

by Lorie Brau

Rakugo introduces the storytelling genre of Edo-style rakugo as performed around the turn of the twenty-first century, focusing on the performers' image, training, and techniques and the art's contexts and audiences....


I, Lucifer

by Gabriele Mastropaolo

He is unapologetic and smug. He has a sense of humor, and vindictive. He does not seek complacency nor pity. He has changed his mortal remains. He has been transformed: in his youth was a boer goat, in old age,...


Merry Christmas Correggio

by Marco Sessi

In the city park in Correggio two people were found killed , not far from one another . A police officer from Bologna is sent to investigate the crimes. During the investigation the officer visits sites of his...


Ursula K. Le Guin's Fiction for All Ages

by Mike Cadden

This book critically examines Le Guin's fiction for all ages, and it will be of great interest to her many admirers and to all students and scholars of children's literature.


Magic of Modern Metaphor: Walking with the Stars

by David Hodgson & Nick Owen

A collection of stories for teachers, trainers, parents and thinkers sharing ancient wisdom through a modern relationship between grandson and grandad. Warm, funny and inspiring stories to be read individually...


"Sugared strawberries with whipped cream" - Piergiorgio Leaci

by Piergiorgio Leaci

“Sugared strawberries with whipped cream” it is a clear sexual reference. The story takes place entirely in Denmark in 1996. The protagonist, Wilem, twenty-one years, clipped hair, nonconformist, sometimes...


Sun Islands

by Julie Anne Hough

Francesco Rocco, an international jeweller opens the door to a vulnerable customer who purchases an item to deliberately penetrate his business which leads to a briefcase of diamonds and the FBI. On the Island...


The refusal and other stories

by Andrea Benigni

Eight short stories, often built on dialog, to tell about some aspects of life in today's world, its contradictions and, above all, the difficult search for new values. The tale "The Refusal", which gives the...


Learning Little Hawk's Way of Storytelling

by Frank Domenico Domenico Cipriani, Kenneth Little Little Hawk & Beverly Miller

Based on the teachings of Kenneth Little Hawk, the renowned Mi’Kmaw First Nation storyteller, this book uses stories to explain how to tell stories. Each of the practical skills needed for storytelling is...


Storytelling on the Northern Irish Border: Characters and Community

by Ray Cashman

More than quaint local color, folklore is a crucial part of life in Aghyaran, a mixed Catholic-Protestant border community in Northern Ireland. Neighbors socialize during wakes and ceilis-informal nighttime...


The Improv Book: Improvisation for Theatre, Comedy, Education and Life

by Alison Goldie

A smart, witty and accessible guide to the rewarding and joyful practice of improvisation.

• Classic improv games and variations

• Telling stories and creating characters

• Using improv to make theatre and...


Laina & The Vamp

by BK Smith

Laina is a dancer. Vladimir is a vampire. Boy meets girl. Boy likes girl. Boy chases girl. Boy is not available for lunches and matinees. Girl gets suspicious. Illustrated: pen and ink drawings throughout.

"What...