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Come learn about oral traditional storytelling, a rich part of Scotland’s cultural heritage now enjoying a vibrant renewal. A professional storyteller will show you how to engage an audience and use voice, dramatic gesture and animation to breathe life into a story.
It is helpful if participants can bring a traditional story to work with (ideally a story that has been passed down orally). Suitable stories can be found at:
Warm up exercises to engage imagination, vocal dexterity and gesture. First in the large group and then in small groups, we will create time for peer support and the three days will culminate in a sharing of stories.
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
Campbell, D., 2010. Out of the Mouth of the Morning., Edinburgh: Luath Press.
Grimm, Brothers, 2007. Grimm’s Fairy Tales., UK: Penguin Popular Classics. Rolleston, T.W., 2003. Celtic Myths & Legends.,UK: Dover Publications Inc. Gordon, J., (editor) 1997., Scottish Folk & Fairy Tales.,UK: Penguin Popular Classics.
Handouts on background story lore and short stories.
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