Mudcat Café message #1781261 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #92900   Message #1781261
Posted By: GUEST,John
11-Jul-06 - 04:42 PM
Thread Name: Story selection - storytelling to adults
Subject: RE: Story selection - storytelling to adults
Difficult isn't it. I don't often tell stories in a setting that is populated by people who by choice enjoy a different aspect of 'folk', but a while back did try, and got a muted reaction. Thinking it was probably through unfamiliarity I tried again, but tried harder to draw people in, elicit a response etc. Turns out the club had previously been plagued by someone who at best had been a poor childrens entertainer and my ham-fisted attempts to create a real 'performance' just brought back bad memories. Moral - never underestimate your audience. I bet they do know some storytellers but they'll have their own reasons for not responding the way you would like to what you are doing. They'll maybe be happy to share those reasons if you ask nicely!