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based on some of the Tales of CHAUCER


 Cast:  7 speaking parts ( 4 m, 3f ) + small crowd.
 Suggested Age Range:  14 to 18.
 Approx. Running Time:  45 minutes.
 Music:  None.
 Set: The interior of a mediaeval tavern and an open space, including a tree. Written to be performed as street theatre but will work equally well on an end stage or in the round
 Synopsis:  A lively, entertaining and somewhat bawdy version of two tales from Chaucer (The Wife of Bath and The Pardoner) combined with a snippet of Everyman and a dash of Piers Plowman. All are combined into a single drama with strong character parts, opportunities for mime and for mask work; and of course there is a clever ending! After all, the Pardoner is basically a dodgy insurance salesman and the Wife of Bath a sex therapist, an agony aunt and a Believer in Life!
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Price Codes: 

 Script:  Code B
 Performance Rights:  Code Z
 Licence to Copy Code Z
 Video Recording Licence: Code H

ISBN 978 1 902472 05 8

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