Woman who was angry with the gods

A Persian folk tale in which a woman helps the gods arrange life as she wishes it to be.

I first heard a version of this tale told by Katharina Ritter.
Subsequent research turned it up as a joke heard decades ago on a school playground in Canada, and this cartoon version.
Which just goes to show how the old stories stay with us in multiple versions.


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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