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Canterbury Tales, music by Simon Peberdy to accompany the Chaucer made modern script by Phil Woods and Michael Bogdanov

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By Simon Peberdy

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Recorders, Krummhorns, tambourine, guitar, and synthesiser / keyboard - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Simon Peberdy. 20th Century, Renaissance, Comedy. Score. 65 pages. Published by Simon Peberdy (S0.84273).

Item Number: S0.84273

This is the full score of the original music by Simon Peberdy to accompany the theatre play script "Canterbury Tales, Chaucer made modern" by Phil Woods & Michael Bogdanov. Medieval meets the present day - a mix of styles, a range of instruments (Recorders, Krummhorns, tambourine, guitar, and synthesiser). When first performed, it was done using a 4 track recorder and 2 live players.Phil Woods updated Chaucer to recreate for a modern audience the spectacle, humour and bawdiness of the fourteenth-century original. Set in the present the tales are told in the form of an annual "Geoffrey Chaucer Canterbury Tales-telling Competition", with the audience invited on stage between tales."Like all the best borrowings, Phil Woods' script captures in its own satiric style the comic essence of Chaucer's glee at human credulity and conformity." - The Guardian"Anyone labouring under the misapprehension that medieval English literature is dry and academic should catch up with this splendid dramatised version of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales." - Western Mail"Colourful, boozy, good-spirited, compelling entertainment." - Stage & Television Today.

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