A tale of the problems we storytellers have.
Told at Kulturscheuer, Egelsbach, Germany – just before World Storytelling Day in 2011.
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I heard the story over 25 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.
It is also on my DVD The Tale of the Brown Calf and other Stories.
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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