Setting a Plot
Setting a Plot: The Impact of Geography on Culture, Myth, and Storytelling 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.
This book 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.