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Oral Performance of Ancient Texts: presenting stories to contemporary audiences

Rao, Ananth


Storytelling is a term that can cover a range from spontaneous tales that a grandparent might recount to their grandchildren, to tales from the village raconteur with a touch of the unbelievable, to stories presented by a scholar or performer based on the literary masterpieces of a particular heritage. This paper is concerned with the art of oral performance in which stories from epic and classical literature in the Indian heritage are presented before an audience in a formal setting. It is an...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia


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