The Squire’s Bride

A great comic Norwegian story: what a man of a certain age learns when he thinks he can marry a pretty young girl

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This folk tale is from the wonderful 19th-century Norwegian collection by Asbjørnsen and Moe.

Because I am still trying to learn more about videography, I could not understand why this video was so badly focused. Fortunately there are people who know more than I do – and this is what I was told about camera settings. It may help you, too!


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.

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