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Robert's Raves
Robert Rodriguez's popular series examining story elements and themes in tales from around the world.

The European Scene
Sam Cannarozzi's articles on European feativals and happenings.

Story Types
Articles on specific stories, genres, and types of telling.

Tips and Programs
How-to articles.

Festivals
Reports on some of the best.

Reviews
Of recordings, books, games, and other stuff.

Panel Reviews
Listen in as a group of reviewers debate and discuss their reactions to the latest releases.

Joe's Page
Contributions by and about the late storyteller Joe Healy

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Newest Articles
(updated January 1, 2004)

In 1997 I started to publish a journal named “Works in Progress” dedicated to exploring the art of Storytelling.  We published articles on genres of stories, issues of theory and development of stories, debates and arguments, and lots of reviews of CDs, books, games, and more.  After a few years, we switched from a print journal to a website.  In 2004 we put up our final batch of new material, and other tasks kept me from doing more.  All of the material from both versions of the journal are contained here in these archives.  Please enjoy.

 

Variations on Storycrafting: Thomas the Rhymer

Part 6: True Thomas: A Year Later
By Alan Irvine
(January 2004)

Robert's Raves

Questions and Answers
By Robert Rodriquez
(September 2003)

The European Scene

Three Festivals
By Sam Yada Cannarozzi
(January 2004)

Eurotour 2002: Switzerland
By Sam Yada Cannarozzi
(April 2003)

Reviews

Books

Riddling Tales From Around the World
Selected by Marjorie Dundas
Reviewed by Alan Irvine
(September 2003)

The King and the Lamp
By Duncan and Linda Williamson
Reviewed by Robert Rodriquez
(September 2003)

The Fish Bride and Other Gypsy Folktales
Retold by Jean Russel Larson
Reviewed by Robert Rodriquez
(September 2003)

Hausaland Tales From a Nigerian Marketplace
Selected and Retold by Gavin McIntosh
Reviewed by Robert Rodriquez
(September 2003)

Recordings

Absolute Chanukah
By Eva Grayzel
Reviewed by Alan Irvine
(January 2004)

Pill Hill Quartet
By Jay O'Callahan
Reviewed by Alan Irvine
(September 2003)

A Story a Day
By Eva Grayzel; Reviewed by Alan Irvine
(April 2003)

Videos

Brothers in Word
By Ray Gray
Reviewed by Elizabeth Claytor
(September 2003)

Band of Brothers
By Ray Gray; Reviewed by Alan Irvine
(April 2003)

 

 

 

 

Special Features

Why I Hate Lady Ragnell Alan Irvine's article and the rebuttal it engendered.

The Disney Stories Debate

What Are the Rules?

Variations on Storycrafting: Thomas the Rymer