The Quick-tongued Princess

There are many tales with three sons, and it is always the youngest who is considered the useless one. And yet, of course, it is he who will gain the prize! (H.C. Andersen’s “Clumsy Hans” is a well-known polite version of the tale.)
This delightful Swedish version (ATU 853) is both livelier and cheekier.

It is from my translation of Per Gustavsson’s The Magic Pisspot: Swedish folk tales.

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The recording was made in October 2017 at (a very hot) Café Extra, Büttelborn.


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