Plays Directory : The Canterbury Tales

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  • Author
    Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Written
    circa 14th century
  • Setting
  • Overview
    A collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century (two of them in prose, the rest in verse).

    The tales, some of which are originals and others not, are contained inside a frame tale and told by a collection of pilgrims on a pilgrimage from Southwark to Canterbury to visit the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral.

    Adapted at least twice for the stage, most notably as a full-length musical in 1968.
  • Play
    Download the text for free from Project Gutenberg here: The Canterbury Tales

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Alternative Names

Canterbury Tales