04 April 2021

The Wife of Bath's Tale - animated

If Chaucer is certainly not one thing, then it’s innocent.  The Wife of Bath’s tale is full of political incorrectness – so much so that a lot of feminist literature has been written about it - both for and against. The Wife of Bath embodies antifeminist beliefs in some ways but in others she resists them – a contradiction which has made her character so interesting for so long.  So here is her story, one of a knight, but not the kind that you get in Hollywood movies.  Having committed a heinous crime he is sent out in to the world by Queen Guinevere to discover what it is that women truly desire.  See if you agree with what he discovers.

This animated version of the Wife of Bath’s Tale was made by Beryl Productions International in 1999 and was nominated for a huge amount of awards, including an Academy Award.  It won the Emmy and the British BAFTA for Best Animated Film.
Via Kuriositas.  Spark Notes version here.

1 comment:

  1. Like so many of the classic text I had to endure in high school, reading or seeing them as an adult is different. I found dickens and sharespear quite tolerable when read for pleasure rather than having oliver twists unending torments be my weekly assignment to bear. Now I find chaucer is quite interesting too. It probably helps it's not in olde english though.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...