Mudcat Café message #1782470 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #92900   Message #1782470
Posted By: GUEST
13-Jul-06 - 05:51 AM
Thread Name: Story selection - storytelling to adults
Subject: RE: Story selection - storytelling to adults
Thank you Pete - you have put into words what, as a folk club member I feel but wasn't sure how to express. I quite enjoy storytellers but I feel very uncomfortable when they either over-dramatise(hand gestures or emphatic pauses for example) or try too hard to make strong eye contact to elicit a reaction. The end result is that I feel the teller thinks I am too stupid to get the point without help!

People who can also sing a ballad simply and naturally can generally tell a story in a way that lets me enjoy it and think about it in my own space, rather than being forced to participate.