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Article surveying Appalachian folktales in books, films and dramatic adaptations for children and families. It analyzes modern methods of adapting tales from oral traditions, including treatment of gender roles and regional language. Connections with earlier European, Native American, and African folktale traditions are discussed. Different styles of illustrating and dramatizing folktales are compared.  
Material Type: Open Journal-Article
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Date Added to MERLOT: July 14, 2010
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 09, 2014
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Submitter: Tina Hanlon
Keywords: story theatre, Richard Chase, Appalachia, Jack Tales, Appalachian, Mutsmag, adaptation, folktale, Jack Tale Players, storytelling, children's literature, young adult, tale, Tom Davenport, Rex Stephenson, dramatic adaptation

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