Jack the Master Thief
A great trickster tale from the Brothers Grimm, and told in a number of variants in the British Isles
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In December 2014 I was asked to tell tales at an international conference of probation officers. Naturally I looked for a number of folk tales connected with the themes of crime, punishment and justice, and decided to include this well-known tale.
As so often when putting a programme together, it was a tale I had known but not told for many years. Now, however, it demanded to be told!
A few days later I had my annual Amnesty International benefit performance, and so included it again, which is where this recording was made.
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.
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