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Fireside Theater Presents "Brer Rabbit Meets The Tar Baby"


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The Brer Rabbit story character has long and substantial roots in the African American storytelling traditions of southern United States. In this story, Brer Fox sculpts a doll out of a lump of tar and dresses it with some clothes and a patch of hair from Brer Bear's hide. "Brer" was the shortened Southern pronunciation used by slaves for the word "Brother". When Brer (Brother) Rabbit comes along he politely greets the Tar Baby, but receives no response. Brer Rabbit becomes offended by what he perceives as the Tar Baby's lack of manners so he punches it and becomes stuck. The more Brer Rabbit punches and kicks Tar Baby out of rage, the worse he gets stuck. Now that Brer Rabbit is stuck, Brer Fox, Brer Bear and Brer Rabbit debate how to dispose of Brer Rabbit. The helpless but cunning Brer Rabbit devises a scheme to save his neck and keep from becoming Brer Fox's dinner. Your host, Binary Mouse, introduces Your Virtual World's Campfire Tales Series in the hosted version. You can also view this video below in our special Virtual World TV mode.

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Free Fireside Theater stories are tiny tales usually less than ten minutes long and told by Your Virtual World's animated story tellers. These videos celebrate the ancient worldwide tradition of oral storytelling performed at a time when no batteries were required.  They are published and freely available for viewing without cost to the worldwide audience of story listeners.  Unlike the Campfire Tale Series of stories, they cannot be personalized or serve as reading exercises for early readers.  They are presented back to the world that birthed them in order to share in and preserve the long cultural history enshrined in stories that mankind has collectively created and nourished over many generations on earth.


This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 20 May, 2012.



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