Thursday, 10 May 2012

Canterbury Tales at Willy Lit Fest

This was such a fun event to be part of. Two and a half hours exploring the Canterbury Tales.

Jackie Kerin, gender-shifted and time slipped 'The Pardoners Tale'
Danny O'Connell
lived 'The Miller's Tale'

and Bernard Caleo took 'The Nun's Priest's Tale' to Japan via the Kamishibai.

Catherine Ryan delved into the history of the stories and their creator.

Simon Leverton provided fantastic musical interludes, with sing-a-long choruses.

Morris Dancers added colour and movement.
My fortunate role was as MC, linking the bits together.

We also called upon Adrian Clarke to share his knowledge of Middle English. Our audience was enthusiastic and a great time was had by all.
We have already begun to think about a project for next year, which will be the 10th Williamstown Literary Festival. Stay tuned!

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