Girl from Heaven

An African folk tale

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There are many tales with the motif of a man unable to recognise what his wife has to offer him. Over 20 years ago I heard a version of this told by a German teller, Elfriede Gazis, at the International Theater Frankfurt. My telling has slowly evolved ever since.
Laurens van der Post claimed he was told the story in Africa.

The recording was made at the TheaterInsel, Rosenheim.

More deep tales

The video gallery has become very extensive. So if you would enjoy more tales like this which explore the depths of the human psyche, here are a few suggestions.



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.

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