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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.


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 Bevidere

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

Thank You

Actors Ensemble of Berkeley is delighted to acknowledge the Berkeley Civic Arts Program and Civic Arts Commission's support in the form of a grant of $5,200.00 awarded in 2016. This will enable us to continue to provide free or low cost opportunities for community members to participate in the life changing activities of theater arts.

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