Chaucer’s Pilgrims

Michael Tunnicliffe

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!

Recommended reading:
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)

Venue:
Crawford House, Booth Street East, Manchester M13 9NG

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£80 n/a 8 25

Please send your MANCENT booking form with accompanying payment to the address below. If you prefer to pay through BACS, please contact the lecturer for further particulars.
Contact details: Michael Tunnicliffe
5 St Georges Way, Northwich  CW9 8XG
email: mtunni@sky.com  telephone: 01606 42116

Adult Education in Manchester and Cheshire