The Cobbler in the Convent

A man who did exactly what he was told – an irreverent and bawdy tale from Greece

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All cultures have folk tales which puncture the pretensions of the dominant social institutions. And bawdiness is often the best way to do so.

It was a privilege to tell this for the first time in September 2021 – my first theatre performance after 18 months of Covid restricting all storytelling to the studio.
Unfortunately the lighting of the live recording did not work out so well, but luckily I had recorded it that morning at home.

This is my version of a story I came across in Erotische Volksmärchen (Henri Gougaud, Le Livre des amour, 1996).

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