Marie L. Shedlock
The Art of the Story-Teller
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- Ages 3 and up
of the Story-Teller by Marie L. Shedlock.
Storytelling is the conveying of events in words, images, and sounds, often by improvisation or embellishment.
Story-telling is almost the oldest art in the world–the first conscious form of literary communication. In the East it still survives, and it is not an uncommon thing to see a crowd at a street corner held by the simple narration of a story.
There are signs in the West of a growing interest in this ancient art, and we may yet live to see the renaissance of the troubadours and the minstrels whose appeal will then rival that of the mob orator or itinerant politician. One of the surest signs of a belief in the educational power of the story is its introduction into the curriculum of the training-college and the classes of the elementary and secondary schools. It is just at the time when the imagination is most keen, the mind being unhampered by accumulation of facts, that stories appeal most vividly and are retained for all time [more]
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