What's the Story?
Walkup, Nancy, School Arts
Telling stories is one significant way we recognize meaning in our lives and our relationship with the world around us. Storytellers throughout time have been revered in many cultures and serve a number of functions in societies. They pass on their culture's traditions through narratives--telling stories of the past, preserving tales of heroes, myths, legends, and fables, and predicting the future.
Storytellers may entertain, inform, or educate their audiences through oral dramatic interpretations, written narratives, or visual images, but they all fulfill the basic human need to believe that life has meaning and purpose.
It makes fine sense that many artists …
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Publication information: Article title: What's the Story?. Contributors: Walkup, Nancy - Author. Magazine title: School Arts. Volume: 105. Issue: 7 Publication date: March 2006. Page number: 4. © 1999 Davis Publications, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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