History of Story Telling

History of Story Telling- Around 40,000 years ago cave men developed a means to tell stories to each other through art on rock surfaces not having enough words to express their ideas to one another so they made many physical visuals to communicate where to find food, talk about dangers and explain ideas; at this time our Fox P2 gene had started mutating. At some point 10,000 years later into human history we started talking and the Greek used elaborate and complex words, so people would tell stories that way with the use of their voices to communicate and provide entertainment between each other with stories, coherent speaking and poems, they would exaggerate and come up with improbable ideas like giants and Cyclops’, they learnt they had to appeal to people’s interests to keep their attention with these stories adding in sex, violence and gods, what ever people at the time found amusement in, so stories became more compelling. In the 5th century hand crafted books were produced in small bathes in Rome. During the time Shakespeare was alive many people still couldn’t read, so he made plays were people can finally hear the words aloud and see the actors following a script and using gestures appealing to both the thinkers and simpler people. In the industrial age inventions like radio and motion pictures were created, movies were played around the country and stories were able to be played to mass audiences, or listened to stories in their own homes through radio. Further development caused the concepts of films and radio to merge and create the Television. TV was expensive and few could afford it. The internet was made and available to everyone using the knowledge people had found so far through the ages of story telling. Now anyone can share their stories and get feedback from anyone. Stories are no longer exclusively told by huge monopolies and people with corporations that have deep pockets, if you have something interesting to say that’s enough if you have the Internet.


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