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style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Some thoughts about Storytelling and Stories<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>from Festival Director, Eric Miller --<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Storytelling is about more than telling what happened.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Storytelling is also about bringing characters and situations to life, in collaboration with one's listeners.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Storytelling is largely about <b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'>engaging</b> with listeners, interacting with them, especially on emotional levels.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes"> </span>This is different from delivering information to people, or entertaining them.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>One way to bring aspects of one's imagination to life and to engage with listeners emotionally is to play (enact) characters -- letting characters speak and move for themselves (instead of just describing the way the characters speak and move).<span style="mso-spacerun:yes"> </span><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Yes, one uses voice modulation and body language in this process, but those are mechanical terms: what one really wants to do is understand, experience, and express the inner emotional and intellectual states of characters.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>When characters speak to other characters, this can be called <b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>dialogue</b>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>When characters speak to themselves, this can be called a <b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>soliloquy</b>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>A Storyteller could express various emotions, a range of emotions -- some of them deeply -- both as the narrator and as characters.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>A Storyteller may be tempted to seek to speak full-speed throughout a performance, but experienced storytellers often develop the confidence to vary the speed of their speaking -- some parts slower, some parts faster.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes"> </span>&quot;Pregnant pauses&quot; give time for listeners to think and imagine -- such pauses draw listeners into the story world.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Each story has an inner core.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes"> </span>This has, in part, to do with the emotions the characters are feeling, and the relationships they are having with the other characters.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes"> </span>By considering these matters, a Storyteller coud develop a sense of what a story is <i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>really about</i>, and could find ways to bring out this meaning in performance. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>***<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>In the CSF 2018 Storytelling programs on Fri 9th, Sat 10th, and Sun 11th Feb, at 4:30pm-6:30pm daily --<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Any kind of story could be told -- folktales, personal-experience stories, historical stories, original stories, etc.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>The stories would be told in English.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes"> </span>(The Festival has events for storytelling in Tamil languages on Sun 4th, and in multiple languages on Wed 7th Feb.)<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>There would be 7 Storytellers in each program, with each Storyteller tellling for 10 to 12 minutes.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>The audiences would be a mix of children, teenagers, and adults.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>The Storytellers have been requested to give material that challenges the young people to feel and think.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>The Storytellers have also been requested to let characters speak for themselves as much as possible, with characters using their own unique ways of speaking and moving.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>As narrator and characters, the Storytellers might use --<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>1) Various styles of speaking, chanting, and singing.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>2) Rhythmic and melodic speech.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>3) Rhythmic and otherwise stylised forms of posture, gesture, movement, and dance<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>***<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Regarding story content:<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>The stories would have plenty of --<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Twists and turns! <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Adventure!<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Danger and risk!<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Drama!<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>***<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>The theme of CSF 2018 is<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>&quot;Storytelling for Teaching, Training, and Healing: Helping to Activate the Listener&quot;<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>So stories relating to this theme might be told.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>For example, a Storyteller might refer to the proverb, &quot;You can take a horse to water, but you can't make him/her drink&quot;.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>***<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>This has been the year of the &quot;Me Too&quot; Movement (against harassment of women).<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>So &quot;Stories about Strong and Clever Girls and Women&quot; might be told.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes"> </span><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Just for general interest, resources relating to such stories are below.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>***<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>&quot;Into the Dark Forest: The Fairytale Heroine s Journey&quot;, an essay by Theodora Goss, is <a href="https://theodoragoss.com/2016/08/14/into-the-dark-forest-the-fairy-tale-heroines-journey">here</a>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>***<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>An annotated list of Active Heroines in Folktales is <a href="http://www.sisterschoice.com/heroines.html">here</a>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>***<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Some &quot;Strong and Clever Girls and Women&quot; stories online are,<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>&quot;<a href="http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/eng/eft/eft38.htm">Kate Crackernuts</a>&quot; <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>&quot;<a href="http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/eng/eft/eft23.htm">Mollie Whuppie</a>&quot; <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>&quot;<a href="http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/eng/eft/eft12.htm">Cap O' Rushes</a>&quot;<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Speak Bird, Speak Again: Palestinian Arab Folktales</span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Story: &quot;<a href="http://tinyurl.com/zvr9vcd">The Merchant's Daughter</a>&quot;<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>&quot;A Flowering Tree&quot; and Other Oral Tales from India</span></b><span style='font-size: 12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Kannada Folktales collected and translated by A. K.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Ramanujan.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes"> </span>Many of the stories feature strong and<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>clever female characters.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes"> </span>The complete book is <a href="http://tinyurl.com/cp9yjpc">here</a>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>***<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Regarding Tamil folktales featuring strong and clever girls and women:<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><a href="http://storytellinginstitute.org/23folktales.pdf">http://storytellinginstitute.org/23folktales.pdf</a><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>contains 23 Tamil folktales that were told orally, in the mid-1990's in a household near Thanjavur.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>The tellers in that household were all women, so naturally many of the stories they told featured clever and strong girls and women.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>These tellings come directly from the ancient Tamil oral tradition of telling grandmother stories in homes.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>***<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Here are some recommended books relating to Stories about Strong and Clever Girls and Women:<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Fearless Girls, Wise Women, and Beloved Sisters</span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Folktales collected and retold by Kathleen Ragan.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>The Nisan Shamaness: A Manchu Folk Epic</span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Retold by Margaret Nowak and Stephen Durrant.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>University of Washington Press, 1977.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>A young woman goes into the underworld to bring back her husband. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Inanna</span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Retold by Kim Echlin<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>A wonderful telling of the myth.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Inanna</span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Retold by Diane Wolkstein and Samuel Noah Kramer.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Based on excellent scholarship.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Daughters of the Moon: Witch Tales from Around the World</span></b><span style='font-size: 12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Retold by Shahrukh Husain. Faber and Faber. 1994.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>The Storyteller's Goddess: Stories of the Goddess and Her Wisdom from Around the World</span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Retold by Carolyn McVickar Edwards.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>The Virago Book of Fairy Tales</span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Angela Carter. 1990.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>The Second Virago Book of Fairy Tales</span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Angela Carter. 1992.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Mirror, Mirror: Forty Folktales for Mothers and Daughters to Share.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Retold by Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Not One Damsel in Distress: World Folktales for Strong Girls</span></b><span style='font-size: 12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Retold by Jane Yolen. 2000.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>The Flying Tiger: Women Shamans and Storytellers of the Amur</span></b><span style='font-size: 12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes"> </span>(Siberian tales.)<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>By Kira Van Deusen McGill. 2001.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>The Serpent Slayer and Other Stories of Strong Women</span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Retold by Katrin Tchanna. Little, Brown. 2000.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Wise Women: Folk and Fairy Tales from Around the World</span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Retold by Suzanne Barcher. Libraries Unlimited. 1990.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>The Maid of the North: Feminist Folktales from Around the World</span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Retold by Ethel Phelps.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Womenfolk and Fairytales</span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Stories retold by Rosemary Minard.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Women Who Run With the Wolves</span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Retold by Clarissa Estes.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Clever Gretchen and Other Forgotten Folktales</span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family: Arial'>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Retold by Alison Lurie. 1980.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Cut from the Same Cloth: American Women of Myth, Legend and Tall Tale</span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Retold by Robert San Souci. 1992.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales and True Tales</span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Retold by Virginia Hamilton. 1995.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Women in the Moon and other Tales of Forgotten Heroines</span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Retold by James Riordan. 1985.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Great Deeds of Heroic Women</span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Retold by Maurice Saxby.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Goddesses, warriors, and champions from Greece, China, and Arabia<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Mother and Daughter Tales</span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Mother and Son Tales</span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Father and Daughter Tales</span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>All retold by Josephine Everts-Secker and Helen Cann.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Uppity Women of Ancient Times</span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Uppity Women of Medieval Times</span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Uppity Women of the Renaissance</span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>All by Vicki Leon.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Each has Life Stories of 200 women.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Women of the Celts</span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>By Jean Markale.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Ways Celtic women and goddesses have shaped European identity.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>The Women of the Bible: 316 Biographies</span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family: Arial'>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>By Edith Deer. Castle Books. 1955.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Spiders and Spinsters: Women and Mythology</span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>By Marta Weigle<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>Women as depicted in myths of the Americas and Judeo-Christian Tradition.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'>&lt;end&gt;<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'><br style='mso-special-character:line-break'> <![if !supportLineBreakNewLine]><br style='mso-special-character:line-break'> <![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'><br> <br style='mso-special-character:line-break'> <![if !supportLineBreakNewLine]><br style='mso-special-character:line-break'> <![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></p> </div> <p style='margin-left:30.0pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'><br> &nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> </table> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> </div> </body> </html>