Category Archives: Storytelling

Alida Gersie’s Earthtales (review)

Alida Gersie’s celebrated Earthtales is, in large part, a collection of traditional tales that have to do with the earth and its creatures. Most are from cultures that have been endangered by the imperialism of Western modernity, which by the … Continue reading

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Kevin Crossley-Holland’s The Magic Lands

  The Magic Lands is the paperback title of Kevin Crossley-Holland’s British Folk Tales. It’s a better title in that the collection covers Irish tales as well as ones from England, Scotland, and Wales. The Irish stories do tend to … Continue reading

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Raylene Ramsay’s The Literatures of the French Pacific

Raylene Ramsay’s monograph The Literatures of the French Pacific: Reconfiguring Hybridity has a misleading title. The book deals not with the French Pacific as a whole, but specifically with the French-speaking country of New Caledonia. I can only think this … Continue reading

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Hugh Lupton’s The Ballad of John Clare

Among the leading figures of the British storytelling revival, Hugh Lupton is one very worthy of ecocritical attention. Shows such as On Common Ground (performed with Chris Wood) and The Liberty Tree (performed with Nick Hennessey) passionately engage with the … Continue reading

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Review: Words of Re-Enchantment by Anthony Nanson – by Lorna Smithers

Originally posted on GODS & RADICALS:
Anthony Nanson is a storyteller and writer based in Stroud. He currently runs Awen Publications. Words of Re-Enchantment: Writings on Storytelling, Myth and Ecological Desire is a collection of essays originally written for various…

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Words of Re-enchantment – by Nimue Brown

Originally posted on Druid Life:
Anthony Nanson’s ‘Words of re-enchantment’ is a collection of essays which its subtitle labels as storytelling, myth and ecological desire. I’d go a lot further than this, because it’s a relevant book for anyone wanting…

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Ben Haggarty and Adam Brockbank’s Mezolith

Years ago I saw a storytelling show quite unlike any I’ve seen before or since. In I Become Part of It the Company of Storytellers – Pomme Clayton, Ben Haggarty, Hugh Lupton – attempted to evoke the imaginative world of … Continue reading

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