Der alte Hund

A tale going back to the ancient Sanskrit collection, The Panchatantra

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I usually tell this tale in English as the Leopard-Eating Dog. But as part of a multinational company’s 2021 Advent calendar, I told it for the German children.

Today I often embed the tale within the frame story of The Panchatantra, as The Boys Who Wouldn’t Listen.

And here is an audio recording in German as mp3, part of the CD Geschichten Verbinden (2015), herausgegeben vom Heinrich Pesch Haus, mit Unterstützung von BASF.

Do you want similar online live performances for your company? Details at Home office – Connect with a story.


The video clips here are all amateur quality, shot in various theatres.

Their intention is just to show the range of my storytelling and give a flavour of a live performance.

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For those who are teachers: Telling stories in the classroom: basing language teaching on storytelling