Oxford Playscripts: The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  

Oxford Playscripts: The Canterbury Tales

Written by Geoffrey Chaucer
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Part of the Oxford playscripts Series

Synopsis

Oxford Playscripts: The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

An engaging classroom playscript. 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.

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The kids can really have a lot of fun with the quirky style and the character of the Pardoner always gets an enthusiastic response. It is an ideal way to introduce Chaucer to teens who might be a bit intimidated by jumping straight into the middle English of the original * 5 Star Amazon review * 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 * 5 Start Amazon review *

About the Author

Geoffrey Chaucer was born in London in about 1342. He was valued highly by Edward III, who paid part of his ransom when he was captured fighting in France in 1360. He rose in royal employment, becoming a Justice of the Peace and was buried in 1400 in Westminster Abbey.

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Format

Paperback
128 pages

Author

Geoffrey Chaucer
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Publisher

Oxford University Press

Publication date

18th September 2003

ISBN

9780198320630


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