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Brewer's: Canterbury Tales

Chaucer supposed that he was in company with a party of pilgrims going to Canterbury to pay their devotions at the shrine of Thomas à Becket. The party assembled at an inn in Southwark…

Brewer's: Canterbury

Canterbury is the higher rack, but Winchester the better manger. Canterbury is the higher see in rank, but Winchester the one which produces the most money. This was the reply of William Ed…

Brewer's: Maunciples Tale

A mediæval version of Ovid's tale about Coronis (Met. ii. 543, etc.). Phêbus; had a crow which he taught to speak; it was downy white, and as big as a swan. He had also a wife who…

Brewer's: Friar's Tale

A certain archdeacon had a sumpnour, who acted as his secret spy, to bring before him all offenders. One day as he was riding forth on his business he met the devil disguised as a yeoman, s…

Brewer's: Nonne Prestes Tale

A thrifty widow had a cock, “hight Chaunteclere,” who had his harem; but “damysel Pertilote” was his favourite, who perched beside him at night. Chaunteclere once dr…

Fairy Tales

The Brothers GrimmThe text is based on translations from the Grimms' "Kinder und Hausmarchen" by Edgar Taylor and Marian Edwardes.ContentsThe Golden BirdHans in LuckJorinda and JorindelThe Travellin…

The Winter's Tale

ContentsDramatis PersonaeAct IScene IScene IIAct IIScene IScene IIScene IIIAct IIIScene IScene IIScene IIIAct IVScene IScene IIScene IIIScene IVAct VScene IScene IIScene III

A Knight's Tale

Director/Writer: Brian Helgeland Columbia Pictures; PG-13; 132 minutes Release: 5/01 Cast: Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossamon, Paul Bett…

The Ventriloquist's Tale

Author:Pauline MelvillePublisher:Bloomsbury Publishingn Rare is the voice that can conjure forth an entire world. With the title metaphor of ventriloquism guiding this exquisite exploration in…

Autumn Tale

Director/Writer:Eric Rohmer October Films; 110 minutes; NRRelease:7/99Cast:Beatrice Romand, Marie Riviere, Alexia Portal The latest offering from French director Eric Rohmer is as lazy and swe…