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Pier Paolo Pasolini

The Canterbury Tales 8 January 06

Section: pasolini

Categories: Film / in-a-cinema

Audio example from The General Prologue of The Canterbury Tales

Now is nat that of God a ful fair grace
That swich a lewed mannes wit shal pace
The wisdom of an heep of learned men?
(General Prologue 573-75)

(See below for translation)

Links on Chaucer

The General Prologue: An Interlinear Translation

Audio guide to pronunciation

"Here bygynneth the Book of the tales of Caunterbury"

  • Title: The Canterbury Tales
  • Directed by: Pier Paolo Pasolini
  • Writing credits: Geoffrey Chaucer (novel), Pier Paolo Pasolini
  • Starring: Hugh Griffith, Laura Betti, Ninetto Davoli, Franco Citti, Josephine Chaplin, Alan Webb, Pier Paolo Pasolini (Geoffrey Chaucer), J.P. Van Dyne, Vernon Dobtcheff, Adrian Street, O.T., Derek Deadman, Nicholas Smith, George Bethell Datch, Dan Thomas
  • Year: 1972
  • Cinema: Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt