Mudcat Café message #1782022 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #92900   Message #1782022
Posted By: Northerner
12-Jul-06 - 04:16 PM
Thread Name: Story selection - storytelling to adults
Subject: RE: Story selection - storytelling to adults
Thank you all! Some really good tips there!

Choosing stories to suit these three gentlemen might be a good way forward. I wonder if the gentleman who wanted an exciting story would like a story about pirates? Yes, I have a book of pirate stories. The gentleman who wanted a sad story would probably appreciate "Sarkless Kitty", a story already in my repertoire but which I haven't done yet in that particular club. The gentleman who doesn't want fairy stories is slightly more challenging but a local legend would probably suit him.

I've been out shopping at "Borders" the bookshop earlier today; have several good story books to read through. Looks like some good material.

Even when I'm not telling a story I like to keep in practice performing. This week I'll be performing at the Mela in my town. Ensemble work in a drumming circle, not storytelling. But there's going to be 20,000 people there!!!! It's a good way for me to see other performers and a wider range of venues. And there's a storytelling event on too that I can see.

Thank you all for your tips. They are really appreciated.