File puptcrit/puptcrit.0810, message 422

Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2008 10:07:54 -0500
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Subject: [Puptcrit] Zipes titles

Specific Titles for Jack Zipes (he's fairly prolific writer):

"The Great Fairy Tale Tradition: From Straparola and Basile to the Brothers
Grimm" - WWNorton & Co, 2001 -- a collection of fairy tales from around the
world with commentary.

"Speaking Out: Storytelling and Creative Drama for Children" --Routledge,
2004 -- describes the Bridges program in detail & how storytelling can be
used in schools.

"Creative Storytelling: Building Community, Changing Lives" - Routledge,
1995 -- details how to tell stories.

"The Grammar of Fantasy: an Introduction to the Art of Inventing Stories" -
by Gianni Rodari, translated by Jack Zipes -- one of the main sources for
Zipe's educational theories, from Italy.

Having recommended these, I also should say there is a lot that Zipes argues
that I don't agree with -- one of his big beefs is the idea that there is
somewhere a cadre of professional storytellers who are making enormous
profits telling stories and thus degrading the purity of the form.  I know
many storytellers and have yet to meet any who are rich.  I also believe it
is important for children to see artists who are able to make a living doing
art -- without this critical piece, they too often get the message that it
is not possible, and therefore give up and become office drones.

Without the belief in the possibility, none of us would be doing what we are

Chris Griffith
Circus Minimus Puppetry
(612) 724-1435

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