Three Ugly Aunts

28th Nov. 2017
In a week in which the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is announced, it seems appropriate to post a fairy tale which shows what every young girl really needs.

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I found this Norwegian story in Angela Carter’s excellent collection: The Second Virago Book of Fairytales (ISBN 1-85381-616-7).

The recording was made at my annual Amnesty International benefit performance at Hofgut Oberfeld, Darmstadt, in 2016.


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