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Storytelling is one of the oldest arts of human beings. People in all times and places have told stories.

There are many kinds of stories, such as fables, parables, myths, and legends. Stories are of many moods, such as humorous, inspirational, educative, frightening, tragic, romantic.

Stories of wise men are well known, such as Solomon and Nasreddin Hoja.

Modern storytellers may be actors, singers, and comedians.

See also: folklore, fairy tale, oral history storytelling game

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