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I'd just like to share some links I've found and will find related to storytelling. Examples of... Lectures on... If you care to share please do.

Dragon Speech

Chris Crawford in 1992, giving the last speech of his career as a "game designer" and his first as a researcher into "interactive storytelling"

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_04PLBdhqZ4
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ymu4A9861Ck
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpW0fZ0390M
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7N_Ju1L_Mg
Finale: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqMwmdvf8v0
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These next selections are from a bloody brilliant Storyteller, Tony Wilson...

The Who? Why? What? Where? When? Song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzqUJtsgiLw

The Gingerbread Man: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8p9Fw1CsYxA

Goldilocks and the 3 bears: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3Av4IGds00

3 Magic Wishes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmFSbyAATFY

He has a ton of stuff online, dive in. I love his animated style and interactivity. Enjoy
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This next one is a 45 minute lecture on Storytelling Theory and Practice. I really got a lot out of it, the Professor has similar thoughts to myself. He tells 3 great stories throughout.

Storytelling Theory and Practice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFC-URW6wkU
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Here's a few from Odds Bodkin. If you've never seen him before you're in for a rare treat.

The Runaway Horse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j378Ips30WQ

The 3 Spinning Fairies

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rISdBiNhzb0
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxZs1KY5axM
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Some excellent material here! The only thing I would add is that stories must be told OUT LOUD! Al magciains chould practice reading or telling stories out loud as a way of developing both character and presentation skills.
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Some great stuff that I will enjoy working through. Thanks
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Thank you sir!
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Thanks!
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Very nice resources. I'm thinking about doing a draw and tell story using an interactive Smartboard.
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I love storytelling magic. However, it's like some mentalism. The stories must not be so long that the magic effect is lost. I have a sack of river stones with animals and characters carved on them.I found a mystical looking bag and put them in it. Then, I collected stories to fit the stones I have. Not all are magical, but I'm working on it.
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Thanks, I'm new to Storytelling. This will heip.
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Also known, when doing rope magic, as "Cordini"
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Another very good read...

"Improving Your Storytelling"
Doug Lipman
ISBN: 0-87483-550-5

Walt
“Tales of Enchantment: The Art of Magic”
by Walt Anthony
www.LeapingLizardsMagic.com

"spinning tales and weaving enchantment"
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I loved this TED presentation and wanted to share it

http://www.ted.com/talks/joe_sabia_the_t......ing.html
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Thanks! Helpful and inspirational!
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Great stuff!

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Thank you. This will help me.
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Thanks for sharing them Smile.
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Thank you for the information.
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Thanks so much for all the resources. The first time I show a magic show presented in storytelling form, I loved it and now I've got some resources to start learning how to incorporate it.
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