Rana Na'aqali lecture

Rana Na'aqali lecture - Storytelling in Iran Naqhl (Naaql)...

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Storytelling in Iran Naqhl (Na’aql)
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Word Definition: Naghl (Na’aql) :To narrate a story Naghal (Na’aqal):The professional narrator Naghali (Na’aqali):Solo-performance, enacting a story for the audience
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Techniques Interaction with audience member Prologue Improvisation Coded Elocution Alienation Technique (Brecht’s verfremdung )
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Performance Prologue: bism e allah e rahman e rahim (In the name of God, the merciful and the compassionate) * Rokhsat (Permission), praise the patron *Recitation of poetry Beginning of performance: 90 minutes * After the first and second 30 minutes, there is an interval that begins wit with a “salavat” (Peace be upon Mohammad and his family)
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Performance *Last session, 15-20 minutes, salavat, collecting donations. Ending: Inviting the audience to come to the next session. Salavat.
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Choose a Master (Morshed) Listen, Observe, and Memorize Practice and Perform Create the Tumar Tumar: A booklet that each Na’aqal writes for him/herself. Tumar includes the version of the story that Na’aqal wants to narrate and the details of the performance. Some Na’aqals carry their tumars with them and visibly refer to them during the performance. While others don’t. Nonetheless, preparing the tumar is an important step in the training of
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2011 for the course TDHT 21 taught by Professor Roxworthy during the Fall '11 term at UCSD.

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