December 13, 2008

Monkey takes over the University Settlement (just for the afternoon)

If you live anywhere near New York City's University Settlement (Speyer Hall, 184 Eldridge Street in Manhattan), you will want to be there today to witness the celebrated storyteller Diane Wolkstein celebrate the arrival of the Monkey King with her own adaptation of a part of the Chinese epic Journey to the West.

It's today, December 13th, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Here's a glimpse of Miss Wolkstein's telling of the epic (recorded at the American Museum of Natural History, also in New York City):


©2008 Diane Wolkstein / Cloudstone Productions.

And it's only a sample, folks, only a sample…

Be sure to visit the Monkey King Epic site often, because the storytelling legend has bigger plans in the making… like, a marathon shared telling (with other tellers) of the whole epic??

YouTube, brace thyself.

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