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Description - Personal Narrative Performance and Storytelling: A Method of Composition from Action to Text by Charles Parrott

Personal Narrative Performance and Storytelling: A Method of Composition from Action to Text offers a practical method for composing and performing personal narrative stories for artistic and academic purposes.

It is designed to make storytelling accessible to seasoned performers and people who are engaging with the artform for the first time. The author’s unique method of composing stories from action to text privileges oral composition over writing. It draws on anecdotes from the author’s many years of coaching storytellers to illustrate concepts throughout the book, making it entertaining and user-friendly. The methods contained in this book can help students and scholars communicate theoretical and scholarly arguments about culture, gender, race, and the environment.

Anyone looking to harness the power of personal storytelling to speak about the political and the personal - in a classroom or on a stage - will find Personal Narrative Performance and Storytelling: A Method of Composition from Action to Text of great use. Additionally, the book will be of interest to qualitative researchers and those applying autoethnographic and storytelling methods in communication studies and other related social science and arts disciplines.

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