Greatest Pickpocket

A great tale – with a great punchline!

Training to be a teacher? Then you must tell stories like this!

Ask your professors to arrange an online workshop: Using storytelling in the language classroom.

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I have heard several versions of this popular story. And of course, over the years my own telling has gradually evolved.
So enjoy the tale, and see how your own version grows into one which suits you.

The recording was made in 2018 at the TheaterInsel, Rosenheim.


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.

Professionally recorded CDs and DVDs are available here.

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