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ASHLEY BRYAN: POEMS AND FOLKTALES

by | Read by Ashley Bryan

Storytelling • 1.75 hrs. • Audio Program • ©

Bryan reads his poems from Sing to the Sun and tells his stories, "Ananse the Spider in Search of a Fool," "The Cat's Purr," "Turtle Knows Your Name" and "The Story of Lightning and Thunder." The stories work better than the poetry, but the program really demonstrates a storyteller who is better in person than on audio-cassette. In person, Bryan is electrifying, using his body and his face to create a visually exhilarating performance; on tape, the inflections and variations in pitch and timing seem peculiar and difficult to grasp. S.G. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: JAN 95]

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Formats

Book pak • Audio Bookshelf • 1994

CS ISBN 1883332117 $14.95 • Two cassettes

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