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CHAUCER, G: Canterbury Tales (The) - General Prologue / The Physician's Tale (Middle and Modern English) (Unabridged)

    
      

 

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CHAUCER, G: Canterbury Tales (The) - General Prologue / The Physician's Tale (Middle and Modern English) (Unabridged)

The Canterbury Tales are widely read and studied. The Middle English in which they were first written differs sufficiently from modern English, in vocabulary and usage, that most of us require a contemporary translation. On this recording, the ‘General Prologue’ and ‘The Physician’s Tale’ are read in Middle English by Richard Bebb, under the direction of a leading Chaucerian scholar, Professor Derek Brewer. It is an authoritative performance that brilliantly evokes the fourteenth-century world, both for the general reader and the student alike. This is followed by a witty modern verse translation, and provides a fascinating contrast with the original.



Disc 1

  The Canterbury Tales - The Prologue (Middle English)
1.   Play with flash player The Canterbury Tales - The Prologue (Middle English) 00:02:46
2.   Play with flash player A knight ther was, and that a worthy man… 00:02:16
3.   Play with flash player With hym ther was his sone, a yong squire… 00:02:17
4.   Play with flash player A yeman hadde he and servantz namo… 00:01:07
5.   Play with flash player Ther was also a none, a prioresse… 00:03:07
6.   Play with flash player A monk ther was, a fair for the maistrie 00:02:51
7.   Play with flash player A frere ther was, a wantowne and a merye… 00:03:59
8.   Play with flash player A marchant was ther with a forked berd… 00:00:58
9.   Play with flash player A clerk ther was of oxenford also… 00:01:37
10.   Play with flash player A sergeant of the lawe, war and wys… 00:01:25
11.   Play with flash player A frankeleyn was in his compaignye… 00:01:56
12.   Play with flash player An haberdasshere and a carpenter… 00:01:07
13.   Play with flash player A cook they hadde with hem for the nones… 00:00:37
14.   Play with flash player A shipman was ther, wonynge fer by weste… 00:01:31
15.   Play with flash player With us ther was a doctour of phisik… 00:02:09
16.   Play with flash player A good wif was ther of biside bathe… 00:02:09
17.   Play with flash player A good man was ther of religioun… 00:03:24
18.   Play with flash player With hym ther was a plowman, was his brother… 00:00:51
19.   Play with flash player Ther was also a reve, and a millere… 00:01:40
20.   Play with flash player A gentil maunciple was ther of a temple… 00:01:17
21.   Play with flash player The reve was a sclendre colerik man… 00:02:26
22.   Play with flash player A somonour was ther with us in that place… 00:03:01
23.   Play with flash player With hym ther rood a gentil pardoner… 00:03:05
24.   Play with flash player Now have I toold you soothly, in a clause… 00:04:28
25.   Play with flash player Oure conseil was nat longe for to seche… 00:05:01
  The Physician’s Tale (Middle English)
26.   Play with flash player The Physician’s Tale (Middle English) 00:01:55
27.   Play with flash player This mayde of age twelf yeer was and tweye… 00:04:47
28.   Play with flash player This mayde, of which I wol this tale express… 00:04:35
29.   Play with flash player The luge answered, ‘of this, in his absence… 00:04:07
30.   Play with flash player ‘O mercy, dere fader,’ quod this mayde… 00:04:21


Disc 2

  The Canterbury Tales - The Prologue (Modern English)
1.   Play with flash player The Canterbury Tales - The Prologue 00:03:00
2.   Play with flash player A Knight there was, and that a noble man… 00:01:46
3.   Play with flash player With him there went a Squire, that was his son… 00:01:11
4.   Play with flash player He had a Yeoman there, and none beside… 00:00:52
5.   Play with flash player Also there was a nun, a Prioress… 00:02:21
6.   Play with flash player A Monk there was, as fair as ever was born… 00:02:12
7.   Play with flash player There was a Friar, a wanton and a merry… 00:03:09
8.   Play with flash player Next, all in motley garbed, a Merchant came... 00:00:47
9.   Play with flash player There was a Student out of Oxford town... 00:01:08
10.   Play with flash player A Serjeant of the Law, wise and discreet... 00:01:05
11.   Play with flash player A Franklin in this company appeared... 00:01:27
12.   Play with flash player A Haberdasher and a Carpenter, a Weaver, Dyer and Upholsterer… 00:00:51
13.   Play with flash player They brought a Cook for this occasion, who… 00:00:27
14.   Play with flash player There was a Seaman hailing from the West… 00:01:07
15.   Play with flash player A Doctor of Physic there was with us, too... 00:01:35
16.   Play with flash player A Good Wife was there dwelling near the city… 00:01:34
17.   Play with flash player There was a Parson too, that had his cure… 00:02:35
18.   Play with flash player With him his brother, a simple Plowman rode… 00:00:40
19.   Play with flash player A Miller and a Reeve were also there… 00:01:19
20.   Play with flash player There was a Manciple from an inn of court… 00:00:55
21.   Play with flash player Slender and choleric the Reeve appeared… 00:01:50
22.   Play with flash player There was a Summoner with us in that place… 00:02:18
23.   Play with flash player The Summoner brought a noble Pardoner… 00:02:19
24.   Play with flash player Now in a few words I have rehearsed for you… 00:03:16
25.   Play with flash player Agreement took us little time to reach… 00:04:14
  The Physician’s Tale (Modern English)
26.   Play with flash player The Physician’s Tale 00:02:26
27.   Play with flash player Twelve years and two this maiden grew to be… 00:04:06
28.   Play with flash player This maid of whom I tell… 00:03:32
29.   Play with flash player On this and he not here… 00:03:45
30.   Play with flash player O mercy, O dear father… 00:04:08

Total Playing Time: 02:18:45






Author(s):
Chaucer, Geoffrey

Reader(s):
Bebb, Richard; Madoc, Philip; Maloney, Michael

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Poetry

Catalogue No: NA240012

Barcode: 9789626344002

Release Date: 02/2006

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