The Canterbury Tales

A modern playscript adaptation of some of Chaucer's fine Tales
Oxford Classic Playscripts: Canterbury Tales
Geoffrey Chaucer is dead! In a dramatic attempt to bring him back to life, four medieval alchemists invite a group of Chaucer's best-known pilgrims: the Knight, the Wife of Bath, the Pardoner, the Nun's Priest, and the Miller - to tell their Canterbury Tales.
New, innovative activities specifically tailored to support the KS3 Framework for Teaching English and help students to fulfil the Framework objectives. Activities include work on Speaking and Listening, close text analysis, and the structure of playscripts, and act as a springboard for personal writing. Features insights by the adaptor and advice on staging
Speaking parts: 13 male; 12 female


"Martin Riley ... exposes the fun and accessibility beneath the medieval text. Pythonesque!"  Michael Dervan, The Irish Times
"Lively, upbeat, great fun: lots of staging and props ideas for the novice director, those with more experience will enjoy being more experimental. Great for Year 9s."  Five star Amazon review