The Canterbury Tales (stage version)

Cast: 5f 14m doubling (large cast possible)

Staging: Simple set

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 224 pages ISBN: 9781854598837Publication Date:
10 Nov 2005
Size: 200mm x 130mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
EPUB, 224 pages ISBN: 9781780016740Publication Date:
11 Nov 2015
£10.99 £8.80You save £2.19 (20%)
First Staged:
Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 2005

The Canterbury Tales (stage version)

By Geoffrey Chaucer Adapted by Mike Poulton

Paperback £10.99£8.79

EPUB £10.99£8.80

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.

Mike Poulton's adaptation of The Canterbury Tales was first staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company in the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, in 2005.

Note for perfomers: the individual parts of this version of The Canterbury Tales can be performed either together or separately.

Press Quotes

'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

Cast: 5f 14m doubling (large cast possible)

Staging:Simple set

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 224 pages ISBN: 9781854598837Publication Date:
10 Nov 2005
Size: 200mm x 130mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
EPUB, 224 pages ISBN: 9781780016740Publication Date:
11 Nov 2015
£10.99 £8.80You save £2.19 (20%)

Also by Mike Poulton:

The York Mystery Plays
A Tale of Two Cities (stage version)
Morte d'Arthur (stage version)
Rosmersholm
Wolf Hall (stage version)
Luise Miller
The Father
Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies (stage version)
Wallenstein
Bring Up the Bodies (stage version)
Imperium: The Cicero Plays
Don Carlos
Judgement Day

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