"In Chaucer's Canterbury Tales
, the pilgrims never actually reached their destination.
Scala's first chapter, '"We Witen Nat What Thing We Preyen Heere': Desire, Knowledge, and the Ruse of Satisfaction in the Knight's Tale," comments not only on the frustrated desires of characters in the "Knight's Tale," but also references Chaucer's act of appropriating source material and reappropriating his own previously penned "Palamon and Arcite" into the Canterbury Tales
. This act of "suturing" another story into the Canterbury Tales
not only "[alters] the romance he formerly wrote" but also "[crafts] a particularized response and aggressive reading of it" (84).
Dr Sue Niebrzydowski, of Bangor University's School of English, said: "It has been an absolute pleasure to have been involved in a project that has made such digital images of this important copy of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales
freely available to all.
Grimm Fairy Tales and The Canterbury Tales
are performed at The Dome, Grand Central Hall, Renshaw Street, tomorrow.
On the other hand Canterbury Tales
, 'Allo 'Allo and each of our pantomimes have been great fun.
It gives sigil, shelf-mark, and repository for every manuscript of the Canterbury Tales
. For those of them containing the tale, it also gives their tale order and textual affiliation as established by John Manly and Edith Rickert (1940), in addition to offering select details about their present condition and production circumstances.
A performance of Canterbury Tales
, at Speke Hall, as part of the outdoor theatre season Picture: GARETH JONES/ grj200711spekehall-4
For those who have yet to discover the joys of The Canterbury Tales
, it is an open invitation to further reading.
This annotated edition of the Tale of Gamelyn, a tale found in twenty five of the eighty-four extant manuscripts or fragments of the Canterbury Tales
, represents the culmination of many years' work by Nila VAzquez on the transcription and analysis of the tale in ten of those manuscripts.
Vazquez approaches the text somewhat differently, since the title of the book under review seems to suggest that she considers Gamelyn in the context of Chaucer's magnum opus: The "Tale of Gamelyn" of "The Canterbury Tales
" (my emphasis).
The main draw is the spectacular cathedral where St Thomas Becket was killed in 1170 - an event that's pulled in pilgrims ever since, as regaled in Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales
. A weekend in this beautiful, unique, living monument is the perfect way to bring history to life.
This article covers some ways of exploring The General Prologue, Chaucer's narrative frame device for the bigger collection of tales that The Canterbury Tales
constitutes, but why stop there when the tales themselves are so good?