Soon after the debut of Star Wars, George Lucas credited Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces (Mythos Books) as an influence upon his work. What was it in this book that could influence a storyteller like Lucas? One thing to consider as digital storytellers is the structure of what Campbell calls a monomyth.
- Interested? Check out more about the sturcture at Wikipedia.
- Really interested? Get a copy of The Hero With A Thousand Faces at your local library. You may also be interested in the The Hero’s Journey, a documentary (and book) of the life and work of Campbell.
- Really realy interested? Check out Christopher Vogler’s book, The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers.
- Not convinced of the implications for the digital world? Consider the fact that 2007 is the release year for what is already an award winning multi-user online role playing game by Simutronics Corporation called “Hero’s Journey.“