This will be of particular interest to undergraduates of performing arts and the substantial community of those engaged in storytelling, filling a noticeable void in an emerging field of scholarship. Michael Wilson addresses the recent rise of storytelling as a professional performance art by providing a critical survey of current practice and a critical framework for those debates currently taking place, and those debates which will undoubtedly emerge in future. The text includes critical analysis of a range of practices alongside interviews with key contemporary practitioners about their work.
MICHAEL WILSON is Principal Lecturer in Drama at the University of Glamorgan, Wales. His book Performance and Practice: Oral Narrative Traditions among Teenagers in Britain and Ireland (1997) was shortlisted for the Katharine Briggs Memorial Award, 1998. For many years he also worked as a professional storyteller and was a key player in developing the art form in the 80s and 90s.
Preface.- Foreword; J.Zipes.- History and Context.- Acting and Storytelling.- Platform Storytelling.- Applied Storytelling.- Theatre and Storytelling.- Closing Thoughts.- Interviews with Storytellers.- Additional Bibliographic Material.- Primary Resources.- Internet Resources.- Bibliography.- Index.