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By Kathleen Coyne Kelly,Tison Pugh

Unlike William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, and different nice authors who've loved persisted good fortune in Hollywood, Geoffrey Chaucer has principally been shunted to the margins of the cinematic global. Chaucer on reveal: Absence, Presence, and Adapting the Canterbury Tales, edited through Kathleen Coyne Kelly and Tison Pugh, investigates a number of the translations of Chaucer and the Canterbury Tales to movie and tv, tracing out how the legacies of the good fourteenth-century English poet were revisited and reinterpreted via visible media. participants to this quantity handle the query of why Chaucer is so not often tailored to the monitor, after which flip to the occasional, usually awkward, makes an attempt to evolve his narratives, together with such works as Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s lyrical A Canterbury Tale (1944), Pier Paolo Pasolini’s still-controversial I racconti di Canterbury (1972), Bud Lee’s soft-core The Ribald stories of Canterbury (1985), Brian Helgeland’s A Knight’s story (2001), and BBC tv productions, between others. Chaucer on Screen goals to reconsider a number of the premises of version reports and to erase the ideological traces among textual assets and visible reimaginings within the simple task that many pleasures, scholarly and differently, can present in a number of media throughout disparate eras.

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