The Art of the Story-Teller

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Art of the Story-Teller

BY MARIE L. SHEDLOCK

FOREWORD BY ANNE CARROLL MOORE

THIRD EDITION, REVISED

WITH A NEW BIBLIOGRAPHY BY EULALIE STEINMETZ

SUPERVISOR OF STORYTELLING, THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

Dover Publications, Inc.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iv
  • Preface to the Original Edition xi
  • Contents xiii
  • Introduction xvii
  • Part I - The Art of the Story-Teller 1
  • Chapter I - The Difficulties of the Story 3
  • Chapter III - The Artifices of Story-Telling 31
  • Chapter IV 43
  • Chapter V - Elements to Seek in Choice of Material 65
  • Chapter VI - How to Obtain and Maintain the Effect Of the Story 99
  • Chapter VII - Questions Asked by Teachers 133
  • Part II - The Stories 159
  • Sturla, the Historian 161
  • The Legend of St. Christopher 168
  • The Water Nixie 198
  • The Blue Rose 204
  • The Two Frogs 213
  • The True Spirit of a Festival Day 225
  • Filial Piety 229
  • Three Stories From the Danish Of Hans Christian Andersen 233
  • Part III - A New List of Stories 261
  • Fanciful Stories 263
  • Poetry and Nonsense 269
  • Myth and Legend 270
  • The Folk Tale 276
  • Note of Acknowledgment 289
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