A page of a birth register for Jews from 1859
The Boyhood of Raleigh by Sir John Everett Millais, oil on canvas, 1870.
A seafarer tells the young Sir Walter Raleigh and his brother the story of what happened out at sea
A very fine par dated 1938 A.D. The epic of Pabuji is an oral epic in the Rajasthani language that tells of the deeds of the folk hero-deity Pabuji, who lived in the 14th century.
Illustration from Silesian Folk Tales (The Book of Rubezahl)
Orunamamu storyteller, griot with cane
The Historian – An Indian artist is painting in sign language, on buckskin, the story of a battle with American soldiers.
Example of the use of storytelling in education.

Storytelling is the social and cultural activity of sharing stories, sometimes with improvisation, theatrics or embellishment.

- Storytelling

Storytelling was probably one of the earliest forms of entertainment.

- Narrative
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The Boyhood of Raleigh by Sir John Everett Millais, oil on canvas, 1870.
A seafarer tells the young Sir Walter Raleigh and his brother the story of what happened out at sea

Narration

The Boyhood of Raleigh by Sir John Everett Millais, oil on canvas, 1870.
A seafarer tells the young Sir Walter Raleigh and his brother the story of what happened out at sea

Narration is the use of a written or spoken commentary to convey a story to an audience.

A Story-teller reciting from the "Arabian Nights" - 1911

Oral storytelling

A Story-teller reciting from the "Arabian Nights" - 1911
Vyasa (sitting on high table), the common title for Indian oral storytellers, reciting epics among villagers, 1913
An Indian traditional oral storyteller Dastangoi artist reciting the "Dastan"

Oral storytelling is an ancient and intimate tradition between the storyteller and their audience.

Some tellers consider anything outside the narrative as extraneous while other storytellers choose to enhance their telling of the tale with the addition of visual and audio tools, specific actions and creative strategies and devices.