Setting a Plot

The Impact of Geography on Culture, Myth, and Storytelling

About the Book

This is a sourcebook for storytellers as well as teachers and students in the classroom. Epics and myths from India, Indonesia, Australia, and Tibet, which include The Ramayana, The Calonarang, The Wauwalak Sisters (a Songline Epic), The Life and Liberation of Padmasambhava, and many others form the basis for an engaging analysis of how the different geographies of those respective places inspires needs, values, and concerns that shape the respective plots.

Setting a Plot provides the storyteller, lecturer, and student not only with detailed summaries of many great stories from around the world, but also a means to understand the significance of those stories and how and why they are told the way they are. Sacrifice, cleansing, the exchange of people, and boundary making are just some of the different topics that link geography to story. Storyteller, teacher, and student will leave with a better understanding of world literature, history, culture, and geography after reading this book.

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The Details

Published: August 23, 2019
Publisher: Wayzgoose Press
Pages: 376
Formats: EbookPaperback
ISBN-10: 1688294082ISBN-13: 978-1688294080ASIN: B07WXN9HXX
Genres & Tropes
Education, Ancient Plays, Classical Plays