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There are a number of adaptations of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales out there -- especially, as you'd expect, of the more confessional stories like the "Pardoner's Tale" and the "Wife of Bath's Tale" -- but they're not always terribly compelling.
Chaucer has inspired a myriad of retellings, remixes, mashups, and other literary responses, and one of the most recent -- and most sophisticated -- homages is Patience Agbabi's Telling Tales (2014).
Following on my earlier note on the video fly-through of 17th c.
What would the streets of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century London looked like? What would you have seen as you walked through town? Shopfronts, vistas, church squares? How did vendors display their wares? What were the street surfaces like? Buildings? Wharves down on the river?
How did medieval individuals tell time before the atomic clock, Greenwich Mean, or even dependable mechanical clocks?
A little medieval scribal humor (and pain), embedded in a classic Xerox commercial. And you thought the printing press was a major technological innovation...
In the spring of 2010, a group of my Chaucer students convinced me that they could make a film of Chaucer's "Legend of Dido" from his Legends of Good Women that would be an interpretively sophisticated engagement with Chaucer's poetry, his encounter with his classical sources, and his na
Imagine. Lines from classic movies, in Old English. That's what these students from the University of Sheffield have done -- you'll never look at Grease the same way again.
Many of you are curious about language change between Chaucer and Shakespeare (especially when we do early modern poetry in 2310/2350H).
A comedy sketch performed by the British actor and comedian Bill Bailey. In Middle English, no less! Bonus points if you can identify the literary allusions (Chaucer and otherwise) in the sketch.