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Thread #92900   Message #1781200
Posted By: Northerner
11-Jul-06 - 02:51 PM
Thread Name: Story selection - storytelling to adults
Subject: RE: Story selection - storytelling to adults
Hello Wesley. That's an interesting direction and one that I haven't tried. Tam Lin is available as both a song and a story; however my friends are likely to prefer a song version of the ballad. And given that I do sing, they would probably feel slightly cheated if I used a spoken word version of a ballad.

Hello EBarnacle. Sounds as if that works well for you. However, I am pretty close to the start of the journey and don't have enough stories learnt yet to be able to do that. I find, in any case, that a story never feels part of my repertoire until I have actually got up and told it.

Hello Susan. Taking hold of people's imagination is really part of the big challenge here. The next two stories I have chosen for telling are fairly "realistic". However, I am considering using a more magical one to follow them. At the moment I am conscious that I am not in the place where my audience are. I will have to use my voice to lead them to where I want them to be. Some of them may be pleasantly surprised to find that they enjoy it. I have a very vivid imagination; I will aim to build up my confidence to take them with me.