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Chaucer : 1340-1400

Author: Nevill Coghill; John Gielgud; Richard Mervyn; Films for the Humanities.; Thames Television, Ltd.
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities, ©1987.
Series: Six centuries of verse.; Survey of English poetry.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chaucer is the first great English poet whose name we know, and also the first great English storyteller. The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales is presented in Middle English (with modern subtitles) ; "The pardoner's tale" is acted out in Nevill Coghill's modern rendering.
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Named Person: Geoffrey Chaucer
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Nevill Coghill; John Gielgud; Richard Mervyn; Films for the Humanities.; Thames Television, Ltd.
OCLC Number: 78295945
Notes: FFH 1295.
Credits: Produced and directed by Richard Mervyn.
Performer(s): Host, John Gielgud.
Description: 1 videocassette (25 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Six centuries of verse.; Survey of English poetry.
Responsibility: a Thames Television production.

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Chaucer is the first great English poet whose name we know, and also the first great English storyteller. The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales is presented in Middle English (with modern subtitles) ; "The pardoner's tale" is acted out in Nevill Coghill's modern rendering.

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