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From the Mouth to the Page and Back to the Mouth Again: Bringing the German Folktale Back to Orality
by Dart, Christiana, M.A., Prescott College, 2019, 86; 13882391
Abstract (Summary)

Germanic folktales have fallen out of orality and currently exist predominantly in literary texts. This thesis explores how traditional oral storytellers can meaningfully revive these stories through performance. The efficacy of hermeneutics as a methodology in bringing a written text back to orality will be examined and applied to the fairytale Rapunzel.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Santo, Beverly, Warren, Liz
Commitee: Cole, Harriet
School: Prescott College
Department: Humanities
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: MAI 58/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Folklore
Keywords: Folktales, German, Hermeneutics, Literary narrative, Oral storytelling, Rapunzel
Publication Number: 13882391
ISBN: 978-1-392-23348-1
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