Join us for a modern re-telling of The Canterbury Tales
The Upper Elementary class has adapted Geraldine McCaughhrean's retelling of Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales into a modern script for children of all ages performed by the Prairie School Elementary students on Friday, March 3, 2017. Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales is not a traditional plot based narrative, but a story of people on a pilgrimage, some strangers to each other, some friends, getting to know each other through the stories they tell. The UE chose stories from The Canterbury Tales they felt would be most meaningful to their peers. They transformed the pilgrims into kids on a field trip, and in the hour they are waiting for their bus to come, stories are shared as much to fight off boredom as to get to know each other. The Canterbury Tales is hundreds of years old, but the scenes of "The Knight's Tale of Chivalry and Rivalry" cause us to ponder, what is chivalry? What is honor? "Love on the Rocks" requires us to think about what lengths we go to keep our promises. Is our word our bond? Come see these, and other tales from Chaucer's timeless work dramatized by the students of Prairie School of DuPage.