Flying Chaucer: Five Tales Adapted (Loosely) from 'The Canterbury Tales'

This event last occurred March 23, 2018

Written and directed by Pamela Sterling, a dramatic reading of this one-act, updated version of "The Canterbury Tales" stars Arizona State University students and faculty. Danger! Some scenes rated PG-13.

About the Director:
Sterling is an associate professor in the ASU Herberger Institute's School of Film, Dance and Theatre. She has a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the Professional Actor Training Program and an Master of Fine Arts in child drama from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. She has acted and directed for Equity theatres across the United States and has been the artistic director for The Coterie Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri; Honolulu Theatre for Youth; Idaho Theatre for Youth; and was the executive director of The Muny/Student Theatre Project in St. Louis, Missouri. Sterling has also worked professionally as a dramaturge and in new play development for the Kennedy Center's New Visions New Voices program, the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and the University of Texas Austin.

About the Chaucer Celebration:

The ASU Department of English's biennial Chaucer Celebration commemorates the life and work of medieval author Geoffrey Chaucer with events such as film festivals, concerts, performances and academic discussions.

In 2018, the celebration brings the medieval writer into the 21st century, hosting poet Patience Agbabi ("Telling Tales") and YA novelist Kim Zarins ("Sometimes We Tell the Truth") in readings from their Chaucer-inspired works; an exhibition of ASU Library's new Chauceriana acquisitions; and a dramatic reading of a short play that updates "The Canterbury Tales," written and directed by Pamela Sterling, an associate professor in the ASU Herberger Institute's School of Film, Dance and Theatre.

More details at the ASU Chaucer Celebration website.

Illustration of Chaucer with an iPhone

Memorial Union, Pima Auditorium

For more information contact:

Richard Newhauser
Department of English