This Great Stage of Fools

This Great Stage of Fools

The Apple Seed

  • Apr 1, 2016 6:00 pm
  • 58:11 mins
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Shakespeare once wrote, "When we are born, we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools." Join us in crying AND laughing with these stories that highlight the spectacle of life in its wise foolishness and foolish wisdom. Stories included in this episode:  Time by Jeff Gere(00:24) To learn more about Jeff's work visit Blending his talents as an artist, teacher, director into a performance style that electrifies audiences of all ages, Jeff Gere is one of Hawai'i's most popular storytellers. This story from the album "Yakkity Yak" proves that time can make a fool of us all.  "Three Dolls" by David Claunch(9:39) To learn more about David's work visit David Claunch is a storyteller, speaker, clown, and balloon artist whose stories highlight people of all ages and from all places. This story is about how the lines between foolish and wise can be very thin.  "The Emperor's New Clothes" told by Diane Wolkstein(16:46) To learn more about Diane's work visit This lively rendition of the classic story by Hans Christian Andersen is told by Diane Wolkstein, renowned storyteller and folklorist. The emperor in this story shows his foolishness when he refuses to acknowledges his faults.  "The Tiger, the Man and the Mouse" by Donna Washington (26:10) To learn more about Donna's work visit This story from performer, author, and storyteller Donna Washington is about three types of people...  "Foolish" by Lyn Ford(36:45) To learn more about Lyn's work visit Lyn Ford is a fourth-generation Afrrilachian storyeller, teaching artist, mentor, writer, and Laughter Yoga Teacher. Her story "Foolish" is about a kind of wisdom we sometimes take for granted.  "The Wishing Ring" by Dolores Hydock(48:42) To learn more about Dolores' work visit Dolores Hydock has a vivacious storytelling style inspired by family, true love, turnip greens and other pecularities of everyday life. This story is about the luck we make and the luck we take.

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