There are plenty of folks out there who decry traditional storytelling as something that somehow needs to be fixed, and that's only because today, the human population has been exposed to more stories than at any point in human history. So we're somehow thinking the Aristotelian model of narrative storytelling is passe. Bullshit, I say. The reason stories today aren't as good as stories of old is because stories of old didn't concern themselves with marketing all the damn time.
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Rob Kozlowski on Story
Rob sees Mary Zimmerman's The Arabian Nights and makes a few observations: