Medieval Storytelling and Analogous Oral Traditions Today: Two Digital Databases
- Volume 28, Number 2
- Evelyn Birge Vitz, Marilyn Lawrence
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This essay presents two open-access digital databases of video clips of modern performances of medieval narratives and analogous living oral storytelling traditions: Performing Medieval Narrative Today: A Video Showcase and Arthurian Legend in Performance. To help people recognize the performability of medieval narratives, these websites offer examples of medieval-type storytelling that are still alive today in various parts of the world, as well as clips from performances of medieval narrative created by a new generation of storytellers.
The home page of Performing Medieval Narrative Today: A Video Showcase.
The jyrau Jumabay Bazarov performs the Turkic Edige in Karakalpakistan, Uzbekistan.
Awadallah Abd aj-Jalil Ali performs the Egyptian Hilali epic Abu Zayd in Aswan, Egypt.
Benjamin Bagby performs the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf in Helsingborg, Sweden.
Benjamin Bagby performs the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf in New York.
The homepage of the website Arthurian Legend in Performance.
Matthieu Boyd performs the Welsh Triads in New York.