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Lalaith_Elf
05-19-2004, 03:10 PM
At the moment I'm studying 'The Merchant's Tale' for English Literature at school, and I have to say that I love Chaucer's work. I know alot of people who complain about it and don't get what he's talking about - I have to admit the language is hard to grasp - but I've loved every minute of Chaucer, and I think it's alot more interesting than Shakespeare.

Does anyone agree with me? And what other pieces of Chaucer's work do you recommend reading?[/i]

JerseyDevil
05-19-2004, 05:42 PM
Welcome Lalaith Elf. I loved Canterbury Tales. I still remember parts of it and I should really read it again.

Stephanie Plum
05-19-2004, 10:37 PM
Chaucer is great... however... if I catch you dis'in' Shakespear againhttp://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/contrib/ed/madfire.gif... I'm going to... errrr... dang... I can't do that... I'm an admin here. http://smilies.jeeptalk.org/contrib/ed/disgust.gif


*snicker* ... just kidding... http://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/contrib/ed/wink2.gif
Welcome, Lalaith_Elf

Lalaith_Elf
05-20-2004, 11:10 AM
Welcome Lalaith Elf. I loved Canterbury Tales. I still remember parts of it and I should really read it again.

Cheers, JD. :)


Chaucer is great... however... if I catch you dis'in' Shakespear again... I'm going to... errrr... dang... I can't do that... I'm an admin here.


*snicker* ... just kidding...
Welcome, Lalaith_Elf

8-) Shakespeares okay, it's just after years and years of studying it for Literature it gets a bit tiring.

And thanks for the welcome. :P

Stephanie Plum
05-25-2004, 12:11 AM
8-) Shakespeares okay, it's just after years and years of studying it for Literature it gets a bit tiring.

And thanks for the welcome. :P :shock: The nerve! :wink:

Aeneas
10-17-2005, 01:36 PM
I remember hearing something on NPR about a rapper who was rapping parts of Chaucer for a school class. It sounded horrible.
Of course, the real thing was NOT meant to be rapped, I'm sure it's great reading the normal way.

steveavedon
04-04-2006, 09:26 AM
I remember hearing something on NPR about a rapper who was rapping parts of Chaucer for a school class. It sounded horrible.
Of course, the real thing was NOT meant to be rapped, I'm sure it's great reading the normal way.

If you want to hear some audio clips of Chaucer readings then check out the Wikipedia pages about Chaucer.

Here are some I just discovered :

Audio clip from the first part of the Visioner's tale (with music)
http://www.synchicity.com/chaucer/

Audio clip from the first part of the Prologue of the Canterbury Tales
http://www.herr-rau.de/archiv/chaucer/prologue.mp3

There are lots more out there if you do a quick Google search ...

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