The Canterbury Tales
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.