Sesame Seed

An Egyptian folk tale which teaches a king wisdom

Storytellers often find that stories find them out. So it was with this tale, which I heard about in a discussion on the Storytell listserv just three days before my annual performance at halbNeun Theater with Vera Spillner.
I found a version in Folktales of Egypt (edited by Hasan M. El-Shamy), and knew I had to include it in the programme.

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.

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