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A Russian fairy tale of enslavement and liberation – told at the 2019 benefit performance for Amnesty International

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Popularised in Andrew Lang’s The Violet Fairy Book, this is Aarne-Thompson-Uther type 888, The Faithful Wife.

Prof. Ashliman includes it with five further examples.


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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