100 Tales for Today

Welcome to The Decameron Revisited, a contemporary collection of tales inspired by Giovanni Boccaccio’s medieval masterpiece. Boccaccio’s book, The Decameron, follows ten people quarantined during the plague, and the stories they tell to pass the time. The Decameron Revisited is the modern-day alternative where we can connect in a digital realm and share our tales.

Explore our archive of stories, get lost in a web of tales. . .and perhaps share your own story with us…

The stories

Stories of love, of loss, of home, of family.  Stories that excite, surprise and delight.  Unexpected stories, juicy stories, touching stories.  All this and more lives within the archive.  Won’t you come along for the ride?

The project

The Decameron Revisited has been an ambitious project that has seen us connect with participants across the UK and beyond. The Archive represented on this website is merely a snapshot of the journey we’ve been on. We developed a three-part online storytelling workshop where participants told many more stories than can be captured here. The workshops allowed us to connect with wonderful new people at a time when many of us were locked down, and that spirit of connection is at the heart of this project.

Supported by Arts Council England, and run by 6FootStories, the initial tranche of stories gathered here are the final pieces of work submitted by our workshop participants.

These workshops were made possible with the support from some fantastic organisations:

Who we are

6FootStories is a touring theatre company working across forms to tell weird and wonderful tales. Our work spans reworked Shakespeare, new writing and interactive work for festivals and immersive environments. We run ambitious participatory projects and workshops alongside our shows, and we have been proudly supported by Arts Council England. For more on our work go to www.6footstories.co.uk.