The Canterbury Tales is one of the earliest pieces of great literature in English. It provides a window on society in late 14th century England with vividly drawn pen portraits of the pilgrims themselves and the medley of two dozen tales they tell. Some are courtly, some pious, some downright bawdy. We will use them to investigate the social, political and religious situation in the reign of Richard II and examine their continuing appeal. Even Linda Snell in Ambridge produced a version of eight of the tales for her production last Christmas!
A translation of The Canterbury Tales, such as that in Penguin Classics by Nevill Coghill
Day: Thursday Time: 1.30 – 3.30pm
10 weeks, 16 January to 26 March 2020
(Half term break: 20 February 2020)
Crawford House, Booth Street East, Manchester M13 9NG
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