Lost Necklace

For World Storytelling Day (20.03.22 – motto: Lost and Found), a tale in which a poor woman enables a rich king to find wisdom

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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 part of 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.

This recording was made in March 2022, part of a live online Facts&Fiction benefit performance with Pete Castle, dedicated to Jill Lamède.

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 or, as here, in my home studio.

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