Devil in the Green Coat

A tale from the Brothers Grimm which ends happily – even for the devil

Many countries have Aarne–Thompson type 361 (Bearskin) tales featuring the despised youngest brother or a discharged soldier. The Brothers Grimm collected several. This telling is based on “Der Teufel Grünrock”, included in their original 1812 edition.


The video clips here are all amateur quality, shot in various theatres or, as here, in my home studio.

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

Permission is granted for use in non-commercial educational contexts.

The videos are © Richard Martin.

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