A bawdy tale from Surinam, showing the power of the written word
I met this tale in Angela Carter’s invaluable collection, The Second Virago Book of Fairytales (ISBN 1-85381-616-7). There it is called The Letter Trick and is given as a tale from Surinam.
While leading a workshop in Ethiopia, I was delighted to find a version of the same tale from the Afar region: The Sex Change.
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.
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