Storytwisting: A Guide To Remixing And Reinventing Traditional Stories by Jeri Burns & Barry MarshallStorytwisting: A Guide To Remixing And Reinventing Traditional Stories by Jeri Burns & Barry Marshall

Storytwisting: A Guide To Remixing And Reinventing Traditional Stories

byJeri Burns & Barry Marshall

Paperback | January 1, 2018

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An exposition of fractured stories, of the strategies for fracturing them and inspired variations to choose from when an old story may benefit from a makeover and new life.
Barry Marshall, and Jeri Burns, PhD have been working together as The Storycrafters since 1991, and have been storytellers for even longer than that. In addition to their work as performers, Jeri and Barry also hold positions as adjunct college faculty (SUNY New Paltz, Southern CT State University), therapeutic storytellers (Stamford C...
Title:Storytwisting: A Guide To Remixing And Reinventing Traditional StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.6 inPublished:January 1, 2018Publisher:Parkhurst Brothers Publishers IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1624910971

ISBN - 13:9781624910975


Table of Contents

Chapter One: Introduction
Storytwisting: A Transformational Process
Use of Terms
Legalities and Ethics
Structure of the Book
Chapter Two: Essential Strategies of the Storytwisting Process
A Way to Look at How Stories Fracture
The Storytwisting Process
The Kitchen Sink Issue: Avoiding Pitfalls
How it All Connects: A Duncan Williamson Story
Twist for Thought: Reflections About Mirrors and Rocks
Chapter Three: Setting
Historical Fiction Folktale: Featuring “Milk Bottles”
Updating a Folktale to a Contemporary Setting: Featuring “I Need Quiet!”
Re-Setting a Folktale to a New Geographic Location: Featuring “The Sleepy Fairy”
Twist for Thought: Cultural Sensitivity When Changing a Story’s Setting
Chapter Four: Point of View
From the Villain’s Perspective: Featuring “The Troll’s House”
First-Person Folktale: Featuring “The Big Red Beet”
Twist for Thought: The Two Sides of the Troll
Chapter Five: Rhyme
Story Rap: Featuring "The Tortoise and the Hare Rap”
Ballad: Featuring "The Baker's Dozen”
Sonnet: Featuring "The Quail Sonnet”
Twist for Thought: Every Word Counts: Choosing One Word in “The Baker’s Dozen”
Chapter Six: Wordplay
Spoonerism: Featuring “Beeping Sleauty”
Spinneroosm: Featuring “The Bully Goats Griff”
Pun Story: Featuring “The Three Pears”
Twist for Thought: Learning and Performing Stories with Memorized Content
Chapter Seven: Character
A Gender-Swapped Tale: Featuring “Little Red Riding Dude Rap”
Twist for Thought: Lost in Translation: Collector Bias
Chapter Eight: Plot (or The Mashup Chapter)
A Blend of Two Faithfully-Told Tales: Featuring “The Frog Prince Mash”
An Intuitively-Composed Multi-Plot Mashup: Featuring “Redi-Locks and Goldi-Hood”
Twist for Thought: Storytelling as a Springboard to Social Awareness

Editorial Reviews

“Award winning tandem storytellers Jeri Burns and Barry Marshall invite you into their artful world of “storytwisting” and share their secrets for storytelling success. Carefully researched and deeply personal, this is an educational masterpiece designed for anyone who loves storytelling.”