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    Default Chaucer

    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]

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    Welcome Lalaith Elf. I loved Canterbury Tales. I still remember parts of it and I should really read it again.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyDevil
    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
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lalaith_Elf
    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:

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    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.

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    Post Chaucer Audio Clips on Wikipedia website

    Quote Originally Posted by Aeneas
    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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