In The Canterbury Tales, Hell's mouth and its fiendish occupants slaver expectantly in the background-and there is no shortage of sinners to feed the infernal pit in this collection of saucey sardonic tales. In a racy, pacy and tremendously theatrical adaption of Chaucer's classic' we are invited to re-evaluate our values and distinguish between naughtiness and nastiness. This re-telling is as crafty as it is crafted, capturing the energy and wit of the original in vibrant imaginative new ways. SuperScripts are tried and tested plays that will appeal to 11 - 16 year olds. Mostly written by professional playwrights and performed in public to popular acclaim, these plays are ideal for the English classroom and drama studio and are accompanied by an extensive range of original activities.
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Staging the play
ABSOLON Oh actors Alan and John Alison Apothecary Archdeacon audience Becket bedroom station blessing Canterbury Tales Carpenter Carter cast Chantecleer characters Chaucer and Scholar circular walk crow damned Death dream Exit fool Friar Friar's Tale Geoffrey Chaucer Gervaise Girl give goes grabbed happy hear Hell Hell's mouth holds Horse husband Keith Hurst King King Arthur kiss kneels Knight ladies listen look Middle English MILLER Miller's Tale mime move mystery plays never Nicholas NUN'S PRIEST NUN'S PRIEST'S TALE OLD WOMAN original production PARDONER Pardoner's Tale Pause Pertelote pilgrims play Potwoman prop Queen reading REEVE Reeve's REEVE'S TALE RIOTER scaffold Scholar come forward Scholar retire Simkin sinners story SUMMONER sure swear Takes centre stage TALE SCHOLAR Talk tell There's Thomas Becket Wench What's WIFE OF BATH window wine women writing The Canterbury YEOMAN