Passing Through the Chink in Snout’s Wall: Daniel Morden and The Devil’s Violin

Wilson, Mike (2010) Passing Through the Chink in Snout’s Wall: Daniel Morden and The Devil’s Violin. In: Worlds in Words: Storytelling in Contemporary Theatre. Cambridge Scholars Press, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK. ISBN 978-1443821094

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This book chapter began life as a paper presented at the International Conference on Storytelling in Contemporary Theatre at Jagiellonian University, Krakow in November 2007. It was rewritten as part of this edition of collected essays and forms part of a research strand into contemporary storytelling performance practice that Wilson has been developing over the past fifteen years, building on two earlier monographs (Performance and Practice, Ashgate, 1997; Storytelling and Theatre, Palgrave, 2005). It particularly emerges from themes first articulated in the later monograph, which is extensively referenced in the introduction to this volume, by using the framework of theatre history (and historical models of acting, in particular) to analyse contemporary storytelling performance, which is a distinctive contribution to storytelling scholarship.

This article looks specifically at transitional moments between acting forms through a case study of the work of leading contemporary British storyteller Daniel Morden, locating his work both historically in relation to multiple acting modes and also in the context of the developing practice of storytelling performance over the past thirty years. As with other case studies that Wilson has completed, this paper draws on close observation of performance in action, as well as original practitioner interview material.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 978-1443821094
Depositing User: Mike Wilson
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2013 14:20
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