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    • Storytelling

    • Storytelling is the social and cultural activity of sharing stories, often with improvisation, theatrics, or embellishment. Stories or narratives have been shared in every culture as a means of entertainment, education, cultural preservation and instilling moral values. Crucial elements of stories and storytelling incl ... Read »


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    • The3six5

    • The3six5 is a global collaborative storytelling project created by Len Kendall and Daniel Honigman. It started on January 1, 2010 with the idea to create a crowdsourced journal of the year from the perspective of 365 individuals from around the world. The project ran for three years. Volunteers from all corners of the ... Read »


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    • African-American folktales

    • African-American folktales are the storytelling and oral history of African-American culture. Many are unique, while others are derived from a combination of African, European, and Native American sources. ... Read »


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    • Alaska Native storytelling

    • Alaska Native storytelling has been passed down through generations by means of oral presentation. The stories tell life lessons or serve as lessons in heritage. Many different aspects of Arctic life are incorporated into each story, mainly the various animals found in Alaska. Due to the decline in the number of speake ... Read »


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    • Anansi

    • Anansi (/əˈnɑːnsi/ ə-NAHN-see) is an African folktale character. He often takes the shape of a spider and is considered to be the spirit of all knowledge of stories. He is also one of the most important characters of West African and Caribbean folklore. He is also known as Ananse, Kwaku Ananse, and Anan ... Read »


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    • Beehive Design Collective

    • The Beehive Design Collective

      The Beehive Design Collective is a volunteer-driven non-profit arts organization that uses graphical media as educational tools to communicate stories of resistance to corporate globalization. The purpose of the group, based in Machias, Maine, is to "'Cross-pollinate the grassroots" by creating collaborative, anti-cop ... Read »


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    • Beyond the Border Storytelling Festival

    • Beyond the Border Storytelling Festival

      Beyond The Border Wales International Storytelling Festival is a Wales-based international arts festival dedicated to celebrating the retelling of the world’s traditional stories. Begun in 1993, the festival is held every other year over the first weekend in July in the grounds of St Donat's Castle, on the Herita ... Read »


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    • Biblical storytelling

    • Biblical storytellers place themselves in line with the oral tradition of the Biblical time-period, understanding that the normal mode of engaging with the Bible during this time was through the public reading of scripture or in the retelling of stories. Modern Biblical storytelling as a discipline may be traced to ... Read »


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    • Blind men and an elephant

    • The story of the blind men and an elephant originated in the Indian subcontinent from where it has widely diffused. It is a story of a group of blind men (or men in the dark) who touch an elephant to learn what it is like. Each one feels a different part, but only one part, such as the side or the tusk. They then compa ... Read »


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    • The Blue Jackal

    • The Blue Jackal is a story known throughout the Indian sub-continent. The earliest reference to the Blue Jackal can be found in Panchatantra, a collection of stories which depict animals in human situations (see anthropomorphism, Talking animals in fiction). In each of the stories every animal has a "personality" ... Read »


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    • Book-and-record set

    • Book-and-record sets are a form of entertainment for children, consisting of a picture storybook (often in comic book format, with drawings or photos) and an accompanying recording (originally in the form of a vinyl record; later in cassette tape and compact disc formats) to be played while following along with the boo ... Read »


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    • The Brahmin and the Mongoose

    • The Brahmin and the Mongoose

      The Brahmin and the Mongoose (or The Brahmin's Wife and the Mongoose) is a folktale from India, and "one of the world's most travelled tales". It describes the rash killing of a loyal animal, and thus warns against hasty action. The story underlies certain legends in the West, such as that of Llewellyn and his dog Gele ... Read »


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    • Burra katha

    • Burra katha, also spelled Burrakatha, is an oral storytelling technique in the Katha tradition, performed in villages of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The troupe consists of one main performer and two co-performers. It is a narrative entertainment that consists of prayers, solo drama, dance, songs, poems and jokes. The ... Read »


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    • Cantastoria

    • Cantastoria (pronounced [ˌkantaˈstɔːrja]; also spelled cantastorie [ˌkantaˈstɔːrje], canta storia or canta historia) comes from Italian for "story-singer" and is known by many other names around the world. It is a theatrical form where a performer tells or sings a story while gesturing to a s ... Read »


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    • City Lore

    • City Lore: the New York Center for Urban Culture was founded in 1986 and was the first organization in the United States devoted expressly to the "documentation, preservation, and presentation of urban folk culture." Their mission is to produce programs and publications that convey the richness of New York City—an ... Read »


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    • The Crick Crack Club

    • The Crick Crack Club is a London based performance storytelling promoter, founded in 1987. It programs public performances of storytelling (mainly for adult audiences) in theaters and art centers nationally; tours artists and their work; trains and directs storytellers; mentors and supports new artists, undertakes rese ... Read »


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    • Dastangoi

    • Dastangoi is a 13th century Urdu oral storytelling art form.Hindavi Dastangoi invented by AmÄ«r Khusrow. The Persian style of dastangoi evolved in 16th century. This form of the art was revived in 2005 and thousands of shows have been performed in India and abrod since than. One of the earliest references in print to ... Read »


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    • Digital storytelling

    • Digital storytelling is a short form of digital media production that allows everyday people to share aspects of their story. The media used may include the digital equivalent of film techniques (full-motion video with sound), stills, audio only, or any of the other forms of non-physical media (material that exists onl ... Read »


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    • Dilemma story

    • A dilemma story (also dilemma tale) is an African story-form intended to provoke discussion. They are used as a form of both entertainment and instruction. ... Read »


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    • Drunk History

    • Drunk History

      Drunk History is an American television comedy series produced by Comedy Central, based on the Funny or Die web series created by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner in 2007. In each episode, an inebriated narrator, who is played by a comedian joined by host Waters, struggles to recount an event from history, while actors e ... Read »


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    • Egli-Figuren

    • Egli-Figuren ("Egli figures" or Biblische Erzählfiguren) are a type of doll with movable limbs, originating in Switzerland in 1964, and popular in German Christian circles for telling Bible stories. The Arbeitsgemeinschaft Biblische Figuren ABF e.V. is one of the oldest associations promoting the puppets. ... Read »


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    • Film

    • A film, also called a movie, motion picture, theatrical film or photoplay, is a series of still images which, when shown on a screen, creates the illusion of moving images due to the phi phenomenon. This optical illusion causes the audience to perceive continuous motion between separate objects viewed rapidly in succes ... Read »


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    • Flannelgraph

    • Flannelgraph (also called flannel board or flannelgram) is a storytelling system that uses a board covered with flannel fabric, usually resting on an easel. It is very similar to Fuzzy Felt, although its primary use is as a storytelling medium, rather than as a toy. The flannel board is usually painted to depict a ... Read »


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    • The Forgiveness Project

    • The Forgiveness Project

      The Forgiveness Project is a UK-based charity that uses real stories of victims and perpetrators of crime and violence to help people explore ideas around forgiveness and alternatives to revenge. With no political or religious affiliations, The Forgiveness Project’s independent and inclusive approach ensures its c ... Read »


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    • Greatest Party Story Ever

    • Greatest Party Story Ever

      Greatest Party Story Ever is an American animated television series. The series premiered on MTV on January 14, 2016. Produced by Four Peaks Media Group, Den of Thieves, and animated by ShadowMachine. The program holds a TV-14 rating due to language, adult situations, and comedic violence. Episodes re-released with bon ... Read »


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    • Harikatha

    • Harikatha

      Harikatha (Harikathe in Kannada), literally " Stories of Hari(Narayana)", also known as Katha Kaalakshepa ("Katha storytelling" - Spending time with kathe), is a form of Hindu religious discourse in which the storyteller explores a religious theme, usually the life of a saint or a story from an Indian epic. Harikatha ... Read »


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    • Hyperpanofiction

    • Hyperpanofiction is a variation on the traditional literature based role-play methodology. Hyper-Pano-Fiction means Multi-Universe-Fiction. First suggested at the World Autonomous Control Conference (WAC) in Hawaii 2000 by Anthony Nolan. Hyperpanofiction is described as "an exciting development in storytelling, transf ... Read »


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    • Hypersociability

    • In the context of transmedia storytelling, hypersociability is the encouraged involvement of media consumers in a story through ordinary social interaction. A story may be shared through discourse within a fan group. Hypersociability lessens the need for a publisher to offer fixed media. Instead, storytellers hope that ... Read »


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    • In Arabian Nights

    • In Arabian Nights

      In Arabian Nights (subtitled A caravan of Moroccan dreams) is a travel book by Anglo-Afghan author Tahir Shah illustrated by Laetitia Bermejo. which takes up where his previous book The Caliph's House leaves off, recounting, among much else, events at Dar Khalifa, the Caliph's House, in Casablanca where the Shah family ... Read »


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    • Interactive storytelling

    • Interactive storytelling (also known as interactive drama) is a form of digital entertainment in which the storyline is not predetermined. The author creates the setting, characters, and situation which the narrative must address, but the user (also reader or player) experiences a unique story based on their interactio ... Read »


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    • Interactive web stories

    • Interactive web stories are online stories that are also interactive. They are very much like choose your own adventure books, in that both of them are interactive stories that let you decide the story's outcome. ... Read »


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    • Kamishibai

    • Kamishibai (Japanese: 紙芝居?, "paper play") is a form of Japanese street theatre and storytelling that was popular during the Depression of the 1930s and the post-war period in Japan until the advent of television during the twentieth century. Kamishibai was told by a kamishibaiya (kamishibai narrator) who ... Read »


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    • Karadi Tales

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      This article is about a book series and a company of the same name C. P. Viswanath, Managing DirectorNarayan Parasuram, Creative Director Karadi Tales are a series of popular audio books for children in India. The company produces original Indian multimedia content with focus on audio & video CDs/VCDs & DVDs in retai ... Read »


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    • Katha (storytelling format)

    • Katha is an Indian style of religious storytelling, performances of which are a ritual event in Hinduism, and often involve professional storytellers called kathavahchak or vyas, who recite the Hindu religious texts, such as the Puranas, Ramayana or Bhagavata Purana, often followed by a commentary, Pravachan. Sometimes ... Read »


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    • Kuaiban

    • Kuaiban is a form of oral storytelling performance that is popular in northern China. It is a type of shuochang, somewhat similar to rapping. Kuaiban is sometimes called kuai ban (), literally meaning fast boards or bamboo talk. It is also known as kuai shu, literally meaning fast books. In Beijing, the art form i ... Read »


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    • The Last Storytellers: Tales from the Heart of Morocco

    • The Last Storytellers: Tales from the Heart of Morocco

      The Last Storytellers: Tales from the Heart of Morocco is a book by radio and television journalist Richard Hamilton. The book contains a foreword by the travel writer and publisher Barnaby Rogerson. The Last Storytellers explores the roots of traditional storytelling, the background of a number of oral storytellers w ... Read »


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    • List of storytelling games

    • This is a list of storytelling games – games in which players construct or tell a story. ... Read »


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    • Mbeku

    • Mbeku (from the Igbo word for tortoise) is the trickster tortoise in Igbo and West African folktales. In one aetiological tale Mbeku gets taken by the birds to a feast in the sky. When he eats all the food, the birds stop him from flying back to the earth, and he falls, which is how the tortoises got the patterns ... Read »


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    • My Crazy Ex

    • My Crazy Ex

      My Crazy Ex is an American reality storytelling television series on LMN. This show tells the true stories of people who imagine themselves lucky in love, but their relationships eventually spiral out of control, and they find themselves in desperate search of escape. It can be difficult to see the difference between b ... Read »


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    • Narrative designer

    • A narrative designer is a role in contemporary video game development, the focus of which is to design the narrative elements of a game, and to champion story within the development process, which differentiates it from the role of game writer. The Narrative designer was first defined by Stephen Dinehart in the 2006 Jo ... Read »


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    • Oral storytelling

    • Oral storytelling is an ancient and intimate tradition between the storyteller and their audience. The storyteller and the listeners are physically close, often seated together in a circular fashion. Through the telling of the story people become psychically close, developing a connection to one another through the com ... Read »


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    • Organizational storytelling

    • Organizational storytelling is a concept in the study of management, strategy and organization studies Academics disagree on its exact function. Some describe it as a purposeful tool for business people, and others say it is a way of understanding and interpreting organizational life. Those who believe it is a powe ... Read »


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    • Panchatantra

    • The Panchatantra (IAST: Pañcatantra, Sanskrit: पञ्चतन्त्र, 'Five Sections') is an ancient Indian collection of interrelated animal fables in verse and prose, arranged within a frame story. The original Sanskrit work, which some scholars believe was composed around th ... Read »


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    • List of Panchatantra Stories

    • The Panchatantra is an ancient Sanskrit collection of stories, probably first composed around 300 CE (give or take a century or two), though some of its component stories may be much older. The original text is not extant, but the work has been widely revised and translated such that there exist "over 200 versions in m ... Read »


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    • The Phoenix Incident

    • The Phoenix Incident (/ˈfiːniks/ FEE-niks) is a 2015 American science fiction and conspiracy thriller film written and directed by first time director Keith Arem, and starring Yuri Lowenthal, Troy Baker, Liam O'Brien, Michael Adamthwaite, Jamie Tisdale and Brian Bloom. Presented as a found footage film "based on ... Read »


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    • Pilgrim (Bacziewicz)

    • Pilgrim is a radio play by Sebastian Baczkiewicz A fantasy tale of a hero cursed with immortality, produced by BBC Radio and starring Paul Hilton as William Palmer, the immortal title character. Episode 1/4 He Who Would Valiant Be - A dragon's egg must be retrieved by a hero cursed with immortality. Episode 2/4 ... Read »


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    • Pinglak

    • Pinglak is an epic character in Panchatantra. The lion is metaphorically called as Pinglak. It is hypothesis and the story is used to compare the real moral and relevant at present also. Panchatantra, a collection of stories which depict animals in human situations (see anthropomorphism, Talking animals in fiction). In ... Read »


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    • Punch line

    • A punch line ("punch-line" or punchline) concludes a joke; it is intended to make people laugh. It is the third and final part of the typical joke structure. It follows the introductory framing of the joke and the narrative which sets up for the punch line. In a broader sense punch line can also refer to the unexpecte ... Read »


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    • Quyi

    • Quyi (Simplified: 曲艺; Traditional: 曲藝; pinyin: qǔyì) refers to such traditional art forms such as ballad singing (唱曲), Pingshu (说书), comic dialogues (小品), clapper talks (快板) and cross talks (相声). This is one of the art category that gained mome ... Read »


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    • Settle Stories

    • Settle Stories

      Settle Stories is a registered charity and company founded in 2010 by Sita Brand to promote the power of storytelling for individuals, communities and organisations. The charity seeks to change your world through the use of story: In 2010, Sita Brand, a performance storyteller, theatre director, writer, and produc ... Read »


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    • Setup (storytelling)

    • A setup, in storytelling, is the introduction in a plot of an element that will be useful to the story only later, when the payoff comes. Most of the important elements that are part of the setup are usually introduced during the exposition, with which it is sometimes confused. But there can be a setup within a specif ... Read »


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    • Shadowgraphy (performing art)

    • Shadowgraphy or ombromanie is the art of performing a story or show using images made by hand shadows. It can be called "cinema in silhouette". Performers are titled as a shadowgraphist or shadowgrapher. The art has declined since the late 19th century when electricity became available to homes because light bulbs and ... Read »


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    • Shuochang

    • Shuochang (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: shuōchàng; literally "speak and sing") is a form of traditional Chinese storytelling (or, more properly, "story-singing"), with many regional subgenres; it is also often referred to as "narrative." Shuochang performances usually intermix speaking and ... Read »


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    • Slice of life

    • Slice of life is a very realistic depiction of everyday experiences in art and entertainment. In theatrical parlance, the term "slice of life" refers to a naturalistic representation of real life, sometimes used as an adjective, as in "a play with 'slice of life' dialogue". The term originated between 1890 and 189 ... Read »


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    • Storify

    • Storify is a social network service that lets the user create stories or timelines using social media such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Storify was launched in September 2010, and has been open to the public since April 2011. In September 2013, Storify was acquired by Livefyre and later became part of Adobe as ... Read »


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    • Story in the Public Square

    • Story in the Public Square is an initiative to study, celebrate and tell stories of interest to the public discourse. Based at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island, it is a partnership of The Providence Journal, Rhode Island PBS, and Salve's Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, and it ... Read »


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    • Story Stage You

    • Story Stage You hosts storytelling shows set in the fast-paced StorySLAM format. Founded by James Linstrom in 2006, each StorySLAM involves a handful of storytellers all sharing a five-minute story based around one particular theme. At the end of the SLAM, groups of audience judges crown a winner. ... Read »


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    • Storygraph

    • Storygraph is the term of storytelling format which was introduced by Rio Haminoto. Writings are combined with illustrations as reflections of story and also accompanied with soundtrack consisting of several songs. His first storygraph was titled as Don Joviano. it was published in 1998, about an Italian Mafioso in New ... Read »


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    • Storytelling game

    • A storytelling game is a game where two or more persons collaborate on telling a spontaneous story. Usually, each player takes care of one or more characters in the developing story. Some games in the tradition of role-playing games require one participant to take the roles of the various supporting characters, as well ... Read »


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    • Summary of Decameron tales

    • This article contains summaries and commentaries of the 100 stories within Giovanni Boccaccio's The Decameron. Each story of the Decameron begins with a short heading explaining the plot of the story. The 1903 J. M. Rigg English translation headings are used in many of these summaries. Commentary on the tale itself fo ... Read »


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    • Tale Spinners for Children

    • Tale Spinners for Children

      Tale Spinners for Children was a series of stories and novels adapted for young audiences on vinyl records in the early 1960s. They included a collection of old fairy tales, folklore, literary classics such as Don Quixote and Robinson Crusoe, and time-honored fables, with the title role sometimes played by a renowned t ... Read »


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    • Tall tale

    • A tall tale is a story with unbelievable elements, related as if it were true and factual. Some stories such as these are exaggerations of actual events, for example ("the fish that got away") such as, "That fish was so big, why I tell ya', it nearly sank the boat when I pulled it in!" Other tall tales are completely ... Read »


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    • Teatro di narrazione

    • Teatro di narrazione (narrative theatre) is a style of theatre, developed in Italy in the later decades of the 20th century, in which there are no actors or action, but only a "narrattore" (a neologism for narrator-actor, or "narractor") who tells the story in narrative form. During the show, the narrattore often sits ... Read »


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    • Tellability

    • Tellability is quality for which a story is told and examined as remarkable with its constructed merit. Ochs and Capps examine tellability as the reason a narrative is told. Namely speakers can transform any instance into a meaningful narrative, but most are tellable due to how they deviate from everyday happenings and ... Read »


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    • This Is Not Happening (TV series)

    • This Is Not Happening (TV series)

      This Is Not Happening is an American storytelling show hosted by Ari Shaffir, who also makes other comedy shows. It airs on American cable television network Comedy Central, and had its premiere on January 22, 2015. Episodes focus on comedians telling real life experiences comedically. Beginning as a live show, Th ... Read »


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    • The Three Princes of Serendip

    • The Three Princes of Serendip is the English version of the story Peregrinaggio di tre giovani figliuoli del re di Serendippo published by Michele Tramezzino in Venice in 1557. Tramezzino claimed to have heard the story from one Christophero Armeno, who had translated the Persian fairy tale into Italian, adapting Book ... Read »


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    • The Tiger, the Brahmin and the Jackal

    • The Tiger, the Brahmin and the Jackal is a popular Indian fairy tale with a long history and many variants. Mary Frere included a version in her 1868 collection of Indian folktales, Old Deccan Days, the first collection of Indian folktales in English. A version was also included in Joseph Jacobs' collection Indian Fair ... Read »


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    • The Tortoise and the Birds

    • The Tortoise and the Birds is a fable of probable folk origin, early versions of which are found in both India and Greece. There are also African variants. The moral lessons to be learned from these differ and depend on the context in which they are told. A tale concerning a talkative tortoise appears in the Buddh ... Read »


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    • Transmedia storytelling

    • Transmedia storytelling (also known as transmedia narrative or multiplatform storytelling, cross-media seriality) is the technique of telling a single story or story experience across multiple platforms and formats using current digital technologies, not to be confused with traditional cross-platform media franchises, ... Read »


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    • Two Wolves

    • The story of the Two Wolves is a popular Cherokee legend or parable that is also known as "Which one do you feed", "Grandfather Tells", "The Wolves Within", and "Tale Of Two Wolves". It is a story of a grandfather using a metaphor of two wolves fighting within him to explain his inner conflicts to his grandson. When hi ... Read »


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    • The Wolf of Zhongshan

    • The Wolf of Zhongshan (Chinese: 中山狼傳; pinyin: Zhōngshān Láng Zhuàn) is a popular Chinese fairy tale deals with the ingratitude of a creature after being saved. The first print of the story is found in the Ming Dynasty Ocean Stories of Past and Present (Chinese: 海說古今; ... Read »


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    • World Tales

    • World Tales

      World Tales, subtitled "The Extraordinary Coincidence of Stories Told in All Times, in All Places" is a book of 65 folk tales collected by Idries Shah from around the world, mostly from literary sources. Some of the tales are very current, others are less well known. Each story is preceded by a short introduction ... Read »


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    • Yukon International Storytelling Festival

    • The Yukon International Storytelling Festival was held every Summer in Whitehorse, Yukon, generally in an outdoor setting. Cofounders of the storytelling festival were storytellers Louise Profeit-Leblanc and Anne Taylor. Profeit-Leblanc, from the Northern Tutchone Nation, was the niece of Angela Sidney CM (1902 – ... Read »


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