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How to tell a tale that everyone believes

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I first heard the story over 30 years ago from a German teller, Ingeborg Klink. It is also told as a Nasruddin tale.

My version has just grown in the telling over the years.


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

Professionally recorded CDs and DVDs are available here.

The Activity Teaching Pack on “Communication Skills” uses this tale 

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