The Three Crones

A bawdy Italian fairy tale – of and for imagination

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My German audiences love slightly bawdy tales – and here is a great one from Italy. My version is loosely based on that found in Italian Folktales, Italo Calvino (1956).

The recording was made in 2019 during my annual halbNeun Theater performance, Tales and the Harp. So at the end of the tale you can enjoy Peter Wucherpfennig playing “The House of Light”.


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.

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For those who are teachers: Telling stories in the classroom: basing language teaching on storytelling