Eastern Coyote Productions=+=Jennings and Ponder
World Tales and Celtic Music
[University of Universal Unconscious Understandings]
with any questions-- I like correspondence.
For many years of performing storytelling assemblies and teaching storytelling residencies, kids have told me tales
I didn't know, and I have taught some stories that, with coaching, young
student tellers have used to wow audiences. Here are a few of them. I've
received email that leads me to believe that they can be useful for adults
as well. These are all folk tales.
- Dead Man's Liver--
a junior high kid told me this jump tale. Warning: it is gross, tho when
properly presented very funny and effective.
- Golden Arm the Mark Twain classic, here
for reference & comparison. Someday I'll post the even better one a
kid brought in from her auntie.
- The Eating Contest.-- (Boots Who Ate a Match
with the Troll)-- I heard it in fifth grade, and loved it, and in a recent
residency helped a stuttering fifth grade student tell it, like this.
- The Tar Baby --no-dialect teller's version,
- Why the Bear is Stumpytailed-- a short
Norwegian fable, very good for student tellers.
Gotcha where I wantcha, now I'm gonna eatcha --another
"gross" kid story, can bring down the house, when told by a kid.
Good example of a no-jump fakeout.
- Giant Purple Gorilla -- another good no-jump
fakeout I've collected, not gross.
The Lighter --A modern, colloquial approach
to Andersen's "The Tinderbox."
The Gingerbread Man -- a classic nursery tale,
revised and annotated for student telling.
Folktales from ESL classes -- I found myself
teaching storytelling to a bunch of people who didn't speak English very
well. They started telling me their folk tales. The
Art Contest. The Boy from the North. Emilya and the Pike.
- Longest Story in the Universe -- Two version
of the same old chestnut, one from the USA, one from China.
Tim Jennings & Leanne Ponder: World Tales & Celtic
PO Box 522 Montpelier VT 05601
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