The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales $14.99

Mike Poulton from Geoffrey Chaucer

Published by Nick Hern Books

Large Mixed Cast
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


"Rumbustious and passionate ... this is quite simply a glorious compendium of stories and poetry" ~ Daily Mail

"Scintillating ... Poulton's admirable version ... what takes one's breath away is the range of styles and emotions on display" ~ Guardian

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

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