What’s important in a tale?

By Limor Shiponi G looked for a tool to help him discern the important stuff in Rapunzel, so he can keep the essence while telling it in his own words. He told the story to many people throughout the week but when he arrived to our lesson, he was not happy with the results. He told me the story and …

Revisiting tales as characters | finding hidden dimensions

By Limor Shiponi G’s homework was: tell Rapunzel repeatedly as it would be told by each of the characters in the first person. He came back a week later and told me all the characters’ versions of the story. These were G’s understandings following the assignment: Not all the characters are aware of the entire plot. That was surprising to …

Is it a good tale?

By Limor Shiponi Pulse: I don’t know what to look for when it comes to tales. I’m not sure about how to select one. When I hear tales, I’m engaged and fascinated. When I read tales, I’m not. In this case you’ve decided for me I’m going to tell Rapunzel. If I had to choose it, it wouldn’t happen. I …

Storytelling | being committed to the event

By Limor Shiponi Pulse: I’ve read only half of Rapunzel, didn’t do anything with it, and I’ve practiced the Gorky story. “Can you tell me whatever you have from ‘Rapunzel’?” G reported about the plot shortly, using a mish-mash of popular psychology and emotional kitsch. I repeated his ‘version’ to him. “What do you think – am I, the listener, …