Before the days of mass publication, stories were handed down through the generations by storytellers. These people memorized their stories, and they recited them to members of the tribe or village where they lived. Some of them traveled, and they brought tales of exotic lands with them. This was how knowledge and history were originally taught. In the modern world, storytelling is being revived as an art, and it still holds the same fascination for listeners as it did in ancient times.
Telling stories is a way to spread knowledge and history, but it is also a form of entertainment. Fiction has enjoyed a long history of success with audiences, and there are a variety of ways to express each story. The theater is one area that has several ways to tell stories such as plays, musicals and dance. Each one provides attendees with a tale they will hopefully remember when the curtain goes down and the lights come up.