Storyteller's Corner

Here are a selection of articles written by storytellers about the Ramayana, Shahname and Golden Haggadah:

Ramayana

'Inside the Sea of Stories' - epic stories, different versions of the texts, oral tradition, creating a performance of a story.

'Meeting a Story-the Ramayana' - a storyteller comes face to face with the Ramayana in Sri Lanka

'Ramayana Synopsis' - a summary of the main events and characters in the Ramayana

Shahname

'Inside the Sea of Stories' - epic stories, different versions of the texts, oral tradition, creating a performance of a story

'Historical and Cultural background' - a story teller follows a trail of questions to get inside the story

'The Life of Ferdowsi' -  the life and times of the Shahname's author, the Persian poet Ferdowsi.

'Shahname Synopsis' - a summary of the main events and characters in the Shahname.

Golden Haggadah

'The Golden Haggdah: First Responses' - a storyteller explores her first impressions of the Golden Haggadah

'The Book and its Stories' -why work with the Golden Haggadah as a text, and what might be useful secondary sources for exploring Jewish culture.