Staged Reading - The Wife Of Bath/Marriage Of Sir Gawain
By Vicki Siegel
A staged Reading
Directed by Robert Estes
Tuesday - January 27th, 2015 8 p.m.
ONE NIGHT ONLY
THE WIFE OF BATH/MARRIAGE OF SIR GAWAIN - a new musical based on stories from the Canterbury Tales.
Wife of Bath - a woman of middle age (she has had 5 husbands); she is feisty, forthright, humorous and tells it like it is.
Crone/Bride - young woman who plays old - 20s-30s
Ladies of the court and peasants - chorus; all ages
Modern woman - 20s-30s; who is also part of the chorus
King Arthur - authoritative, older than Gawain; can be 30s-50s
Sir Gawain - Arthur's nephew, young and serious follower of the code of Camelot, a boy scout/hero
Merlin - wise, all knowing mentor; doubles as Lord of the Manor
Sir Pellinore knights who are involved in explaining the plot and who have a comic song
Sir Gromer Somer Joure - villainous knight who threatens King Arthur
Lords of the court - chorus
Chaucer in opening scene
All actors are pilgrims in opening Canterbury pilgrimage scene