Miller's Tale, The

Miller’s Tale, The

lusty story told by the drunken Miller. [Br. Lit.: Canterbury Tales in Magill II, 131]
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In the Miller's Tale, the key figure of the action taking place inside and outside John's house is definitely Alisoun because all the men in the tale-John, Nicholas and Absolon, presume to achieve a private universe with Alisoun in itself.
They are aiming to create the informal atmosphere of a medieval tavern with live music and a fresh look at Chaucer's classic and often raunchy stories including The Miller's Tale, The Wife Of Bath's Tale and The Pardoner's Tale.
Following an acclaimed run at Southwark Playhouse, the Tacit Theatre's staging includes a retelling of The Knight's Tale, The Miller's Tale, The Friar's Tale and The Summoner's Tale.
The show features some of Chaucer's best-loved stories (including The Miller's Tale, The Nun's Priest's Tale and The Wife of Bath's Tale), all set to an original score.
The Miller's Tale, the Reeve's Tale, the Shipman's Tale, and possibly the unfinished Cook's Tale are nearly always included in discussions of Chaucerian fabliaux; less frequently included are the Merchant's Tale and, occasionally, the Summoner's Tale and Friar's Tale.
Warton then discusses in turn the Miller's Tale, the Reeve's Tale, with a note to the Shipman's Tale, then 'satirical tales' such as that of the Sumpnour, and tales of 'genuine humour', such as the Rime of Sir Thopas.
In The Miller's Tale, the first in the new series of Canterbury Tales, his naked bottom is thrust through an open window and branded with a redhot poker.
But after taking a couple of years off on an extended honeymoon,Piper is reinventing herself as an actress, with a part as a karaoke singer in The Miller's Tale, the first of The Canterbury Tales,on BBC One on Thursday, September 11.
Taking into account the more expansive narrative pacing of The Merchant's Tale, as compared to The Miller's Tale, The Merchant's Tale gives us an initial and relatively quick look at the other May, one whose predicament elicits our sympathy and whose desire enlists our support.
The Canterbury Tales consists of the General Prologue, Knight's Tale, The, Miller's Tale, The, Reeve's Tale, The, Cook's Tale, The, Man of Law's Tale, The , Wife of Bath's Tale, The, Friar's Tale, The, Summoner's Tale, The, Clerk's Tale, The, Merchant's Tale, The, Squire's Tale, The, Franklin's Tale, The , Second Nun's Tale, The, THE CANON'S YEOMAN'S TALE, THE PHYSICIAN'S TALE, Pardoner's Tale, The , Shipman's Tale, The, Prioress's Tale, The, Tale of Sir Thopas, The, THE TALE OF MELIBEUS (in prose), Monk's Tale, The, Nun's Priest's Tale, The, Manciple's Tale, The, and Parson's Tale, The (in prose), and ends with "Chaucer's Retraction.
It opens with a lengthy introduction on the meaning of subjectivity and individuality, and progresses through studies of Anelida, Troilus, the Knight's Tale (also a leading subject of the short chapter on the Legend of Good Women), the Miller's Tale, the Wife of Bath, the Merchant's and Shipman's Tales, and the Pardoner.
The old Reeve (bailiff), a woodworker, tells this bawdy tale in response to Miller's Tale, The of a cuckolded carpenter.