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By Kathleen Coyne Kelly,Tison Pugh

Unlike William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, and different nice authors who've loved endured good fortune in Hollywood, Geoffrey Chaucer has principally been shunted to the margins of the cinematic international. Chaucer on reveal: Absence, Presence, and Adapting the Canterbury Tales, edited via Kathleen Coyne Kelly and Tison Pugh, investigates a few of the translations of Chaucer and the Canterbury Tales to movie and tv, tracing out how the legacies of the nice fourteenth-century English poet were revisited and reinterpreted via visible media. participants to this quantity tackle the query of why Chaucer is so hardly tailored to the reveal, after which flip to the occasional, frequently awkward, makes an attempt to conform 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 the various premises of edition reviews and to erase the ideological traces among textual resources and visible reimaginings within the walk in the park that many pleasures, scholarly and differently, can present in a number of media throughout disparate eras.

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