Alastair K Daniel

Alastair K Daniel is a storyteller and academic living in London. His passion for oral narration informs his practice as a teacher-educator and his writing on the subject of storytelling.

This site is Alastair K Daniel's blog. Click here to go to the Story Tent's website

And here is a link to Alastair's 2011 book, Storytelling Across the Primary Curriculum


October 26, 2019

In the first part of this blog (CLICK HERE) , I introduced a layered model of storytelling (see figure 1: Storytelling Roles) and explored how a storyteller shifts between the roles of narrating from outside the story and enacting, or behaving as if they are within the...

October 26, 2019

The first part of a two-part blog exploring the roles that a storyteller takes in performance which are framed as narrating, enacting and evaluating.

March 20, 2019

This four-part blog started as a lecture that I was invited to give at the Robert Musil Literature Museum, Klagenfurt in Austria. I have tried to maintain the accessibility of the original lecture in this written version, but have developed the argument, providing more...

March 16, 2019

This blog is the third in an occasional series of entries exploring storytelling and performance and is linked to the conceptual model of storytelling that I developed in the second of these blogs, Storytelling Performance Part 2 – A Framework, which can be found by cl...

February 26, 2019

The framework for storytelling performance that is outlined in this blog is an evolving model. As of the end of February 2019 this is (I think) the fourth version of the framework, and I am grateful to the storytellers and academics with whom I have chatted to, or corr...

August 21, 2018

[This blog was first written in August 2018, and was updated at the end of February 2019.] 

In the 1990’s I took time out of teaching and toured schools in Germany with theatre productions of ‘Macbeth’ and Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Canterville Ghost’. The company was travellin...

July 27, 2018

2018 marked the 27th Festival at the Edge and its second year at Alderford Lake (near Whitchurch in Shropshire). According to the blurb on the website, it is a place where ‘an eclectic mix of artists from around the globe bring their art to the ears of visitors from al...

June 10, 2018

In this article, I summarise discussions about storytelling and narriative art between artists from the Fabula Collective (based in Brighton) and storytellers from the Surrey Storytellers group.

May 26, 2018

Stage presence is one of the hardest things to define, but one of the easiest to recognise. In this blog, I discuss the role of breath, balance and tension in the creation of physical energy on stage.

April 10, 2018

Although I rarely work with pre-school children, I have been hugely influenced by the early childhood expert, Vivian Gussin Paley, who has described storytelling as ‘the social art of language’ (1990: 23). For me, this phrase is a reminder that storytelling is somethin...

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