Easily clip, save and share what you find with family and friends. Easily download and save what the Tatar language for children beginners find. Tim Sheppard’s Storytelling Links for Storytellers Probably the biggest collection of storytelling resources on the web, annotated and categorised for easy reference. Let me know any favourite links that I’ve missed, or if you find dead ones.
For comprehensive links to stories themselves, go to Story Links. Recommended reading in storytelling, folklore, and mythology – a good selection. Annotated links to African folklore, mythology, and discussion of these. 68 tales indexed by title, state, region, characters, historical or ethnic nature, weather-lore or tall tale. Archived performances and artist profile pages.
This ancient book is still revered for its thorough and perceptive examination of the art of persuasion and oral speech making. The complete text is here online, divided into chapters. Each chapter is summarised also, and there’s a bibliography for further readiing. Brief introduction to the categories of tales that folklorists use, such as Folktale, Fairy Tale, Fable, Legend etc. Lots of resources and advice for scout camp organisers, which could help any outdoor storyteller. Includes tips on storytelling, collections of tales and songs to use, planning tips and much more. An online book about writing and performing.
Over 140 pages explore every aspect, and there is much here that a storyteller can learn from. An interesting resource from youth drama classes, but marred by the website being totally broken. This link takes you to a directory of pages to explore. Some are mere notes or duplications, others are useful discussions, and a fair number are whole lesson plans. Plus over forty tales to read and use.
Use it to browse or search the extensive short explanatory articles on a wide variety of subjects, or read many stories. A resource guide for professionals involved in teaching or introducing the world of Fairy Tales to children grades K-6. This is an archive of an old but interesting site – however, the links may not all work now. An extraordinary and site examining many aspects of narrative in relation to lawyers, including film, fairy tales, mythology and much more. Lots of links also to film theory and narrative. An astonishing 1200 classic tales, arranged in alphabetical order, culled from many collections such as the ‘Colour’ Fairy books, English Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends of the Sioux, the Donegal Wonder Book, various fable collections, and others. The texts of these classic books are all online, but this page separates out each tale and mixes them together – awkward in one way but useful in another especially if you know the title of a story you want.
A rudimentary introduction to the whole field, giving some of the main categories studied. An environment to explore the classic mythical story structure and to create your own stories. South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute. There is an excellent reference tool that summarises and explains Joseph Campbell’s stages in the Hero’s Journey structure from mythology, and gives examples of each from various sources. Some brief tips to schools when hiring storytellers, from the San Antonio Area Storytellers. The advertised oraltelling email list seems to be defunct. Mary Grace Ketner’s compilation of quotations about storytelling contains many inspiring words, useful summaries and yes, insights.
A major resource, beautifully designed and presented. Hundreds of recordings of storytelling, and even a storytelling ‘radio station’ facility. Plus a discussion forum for asking further questions. An adventure of a site, full of treasures, by Kathleen Jenks. Roman, Norse and Other links, plus history sites too.