For over twelve years Alastair Daniel toured schools in the UK and the Low Countries with The Story Tent. The Story Tent project came out of Alastair Daniel’s use of storytelling as a teaching strategy with children with profound emotional and behavioural difficulties. He found that storytelling (as contrasted with story-reading) provided a unique method of drawing children, who often had difficulties the imaginative play, into new worlds. The unique Story Tent style combined physicalisation, puppets, masks, costumes, artefacts, rhymes and songs with traditional and literary texts - students were encouraged to enjoy and participate fully in the retelling of traditional and classic tales to develop English language skills.
On this page you will find galleries of photographs from the Traditional Tales sets, as well as literary tales (Canterbury Tales, The Canterville Ghost, Dracula, Frankenstein, and The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Importance of Being Earnest) and stories from Shakespeare (Macbeth, Hamlet and A Midsummer Night's Dream).
Really Grimm Tales, Tales of the Islands, Tales of Ancient Lands and A World of Stories
Canterbury Tales, The Canterville Ghost, Dracula, Frankenstein, The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Importance of Being Earnest
Stories from Shakespeare
Macbeth, Hamlet and A Midsummer Night's Dream