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GUEST,Northerner How to handle criticism? (134* d) RE: How to handle criticism? 21 Jun 07


Thank you Jim.

I now suspect that the person I mentioned orginally may have some current health issues, so I'll try to deal with this in a sensitive manner.   

I think a good part fo the problem is that modern audiences have forgotten part of the art of listening. So I have to find ways of making this easier for them. And I probably have a mixed audience - those who are struggling to listen to a story, and those who would prefer one that is more challenging.

Your experiences with the Irish storytellers sounds wonderful. I saw a number of them last year up in Edinburgh and was most impressed. Next month I am going to the Beyond the Border Festival down in Wales - I am looking forward to it. I will be seeing some more international storytellers.

I am working on another story. I've seen it performed a couple of times. It does have audience participation (which a folk club audience likes). There is quite a dark theme at the heart of it, so if I tell it in a way which shows its relevance to even modern issues, then it may have more appeal to an adult audience. The story is busy bubbling away inside me. The story does have a happy ending.

Thank you for your understanding.


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