The storytelling festival as ritualization of the storytelling revival mythos

Daniel Joseph Sobol

Allbwn ymchwil: Pennod mewn Llyfr/Adroddiad/Trafodion CynhadleddCyfraniad i gynhadleddadolygiad gan gymheiriaid

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I would suggest that in the liminoid spaces of storytelling festivals, where the primary communal mythos of the revival is being built, the ancient story of transgression and redemption is woven again, in metaphoric resonance with the stories told from the stage. A powerful subtext of these outward performances is the wonder tale of the storyteller herself, framed by the magic circle of the festival spotlight as the hero/ine of a cultural quest. Through the pilgrimage of the performing artist's path, she seeks to redeem society from its Hamlin-like sin of denying story and the primal unity that is story's gift. The storytelling festival became, for its most involved participants, a way of enacting a ritualized happy ending to the tale of the storyteller's journey. For the teller on stage, the festival is a homecoming, a redemption, a wedding of teller to traditions and to an idealized community. For the committed audience, the festival is redeeming, too: a homecoming to a kingdom in which storytelling is restored to its rightful place at the center of community life.
Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
TeitlStory, from fireplace to cyberspace : connecting children and narrative
GolygyddionBetsy Hearne, Janice M. Del Negro, Christine Jenkins, Deborah Stevenson
CyhoeddwrGraduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tudalennau23-36
ISBN (Argraffiad)0878451056
StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 1998
DigwyddiadStory: From Fireplace to Cyberspace: connecting children and narrative - Allerton Park Institute, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Yr Unol Daleithiau
Hyd: 26 Oct 199728 Oct 1997

Cynhadledd

CynhadleddStory: From Fireplace to Cyberspace
Gwlad/TiriogaethYr Unol Daleithiau
DinasChampaign
Cyfnod26/10/9728/10/97

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