Lost Necklace

A folk tale in which a rich and powerful king learns from the wisdom of a woman

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My thanks for the tale go to Roger Jenkins, who told it as part of World Storytelling Day, March 2016, when we both had the good fortune to join the Bangalore Storytelling Society’s event.
You can hear Roger telling his wonderfully lively version of the story here, starting at 03.22 min.
Roger has been telling the story for years, and is no longer sure where he found it – but he thinks it was in a book of folk tales from the Middle East.

Told on 26th April 2016 as part of a benefit performance at Edith-Stein-Schule, Darmstadt in support of refugee projects.


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

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