Performance and Performer
To better understand the traditional epic, and it’s telling, Casey Dué combines sections of video lecture and excerpts from Professor Albert Lord’s books to give a brief, yet comprehensive view on modern epic storytelling.
Professor Lord speaks from first hand accounts, combining multicultural aspects and historic tradition with humor and honesty to provide a deeper understanding of how the epic, and the storytellers themselves, merge to create something that is timeless yet historic, unchanging yet fluid.
To read Performance and Performer: The Role of Tradition in Oral Epic Song, and watch the videos, click here. I also welcome you to post your thoughts below so we can discuss this further!