Folktales about Strong and Clever Girls and Women



"10 Grimms’ Girls Who Are NOT Damsels In Distress"


"Active Heroines in Folktales"


"12 Famous Fairytale Princesses and the Actual History That Inspired Them"


"Fairytale Heroines"


"My 11 Favorite Fairytale Heroines"


"Women's Voices and Images in Folktales"


"Female Characters in Fairytales"


22 Tamil Folktales, told by women in a household near Thanjavur.


Fearless Girls, Wise Women and Beloved Sisters:

Heroines in Folktales from Around the World

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Also, links to thousands of Folktales are at


Note: One type of a Folktale is a Fairytale.




Regarding the Storytelling Performances:


Stylised speech (including characters singing) and 

stylised movement are encouraged.


For audio-video examples of

"Rhythm, Melody, and Rhyme in Storytelling Speech",  

please click here.


The oral verbal-art techniques demonstrated there include:

1) Elongation of vowel sounds. 

2) Pauses.

3) Rhythm and melody in speech.

4) Repetition with variation (including making lists).









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