THEATER OF POPULAR ORALITY

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Our way to tell stories goes homes, on tables, beside beds, as you had always known us, because we take with us voices, songs and stories collected from  witnesses of big traditions, which were handed down orally.


'Memory, orality, tradition: these are the conditions for existence and survival of a myth. Even today, a poem does not exist unless it is recited, you must know it by heart, to give it real life. A myth is not alive if not yet told from generation to generation, during the daily life. If relegated in libraries or fixed in written form, it could be modified for an elite of mythology specialists. A myth is an ancient story existing before any narrator has begun to tell it. Thus, the mythical tale does not depend on personal invention or on creative fantasy, but on transmission and memory "

Jean-Pierre Vernant