King Erysichthon

A dark and horrifying tale from Ovid's Metamorphoses

An outline of the story is here.

Below is a 4-minute clip showing part of my telling.

The story was recorded in April 2011 at seitenweise bookshop, Dormagen, Germany, in a performance arranged with the vhs Dormagen.

Unfortunately I did not notice that the camera was placed close to a spotlight which hummed - causing a slight background noise.


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.
Professionally recorded CDs and DVDs are available here.

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