Imaginative storytelling experiences
Miller, Faye & Stevens, Claire (2016) Imaginative storytelling experiences. [Film/Video]
Imaginative Storytelling Experiences is a documentary short film which aims to reveal the shared experiences of a well-respected British writer, presenter and performer of imaginative stories, Sir Tony Robinson, and a group of his audience members located across the United Kingdom and Australia, who fondly remember watching his television series as part of their childhood. The programme ‘Tales from Fat Tulip’s Garden’ which originally aired in the 1980s, was highly innovative in its method of stimulating imaginations through semi-improvised imaginary (invisible) characters, and random often whimsical events conjured in viewers’ minds through a surrealist mix of words, sound, camera angles, gestures and a sense of ironic humour.
Interviews and observations made throughout the entire film production process provided insights into how human imaginations are fostered in childhood and beyond, particularly how five elements of this form of storytelling - personas, dreamscapes, relating, improvising, and counter-cultural - are experienced and shared between storyteller and audiences. Identifying these experiences can act as a catalyst to further explore implications for educators, parents, storytellers and researchers.
Impact and interest:
Citation counts are sourced monthly from and citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
Repository Staff Only: item control page