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Canterbury Tales  

Canterbury Tales $23.63 ex GST
$25.99 inc GST

A landmark dramatisation for the Royal Shakespeare Company of one of the foundation stones of English literature.

This two-play adaptation of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales encompasses all 23 stories. All the famous characters are here – as well as many less well-known but equally full of life. Each of the stories has its own style – heroic verse for the Knight's Tale, vernacular rhymes for the Miller's Tale etc. – echoing the many narrative voices employed by Chaucer himself.

The plays can be performed either together or separately.

"Mike Poulton's superb adaptation is both faithful and accessible, comfortably inhabiting the middle ground between Middle English and the modern vernacular.' Times

Cast : 5F, 14M (doubling required; large cast, over 50 is possible)

Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-883-7 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB