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David Wallace reads Chaucer

Wexler Studio recording session at Kelly Writers House, April 12, 2016

  1. The General Prologue, lines 1-18 (1:04): MP3
  2. Commentary on the General Prologue (1:14): MP3
  3. Trouthe (2:15): MP3
  4. Complaint of Chaucer to His Purse (2:53): MP3
  5. Discussion with Chris Mustazza, on 1930s peformances of Chaucer (9:10): MP3
Producer: Chris Mustazza
Recording Engineer: Zach Carduner

Studio 111 recording session at the University of Pennsylvania, May 17, 2004

  1. The Wyf of Bath Prologue, lines 1-38 (2:22): MP3, text version
  2. The Pardoner's Tale, lines 534-572 (2:24): MP3, text version
  3. The Knight's Tale, lines 2597-2619 (1:26): MP3, text version
  4. The Knight's Tale cont'd, lines 2743-2780 (2:15): MP3, text version
  5. Sir Thopas, lines 695-777 (3:18): MP3, text version
  6. Legend of Good Women, F300-365 (4:34): MP3, text version
  7. Complaint of Chaucer to His Purse (1:44): MP3, text version
  8. Trouthe (1:45): MP3, text version
  9. Q & A session, led by Charles Bernstein (19:13): MP3

Staff:

Producer: Charles Bernstein
Recording Engineers: Chris Mustazza and Kun Jia


BBC Documentaries

"Mallory's Morte Darthur: A Tale of Two Texts"

"Mallory's Morte Darthur: A Tale of Two Texts." Considers how discovery of the unique manuscript of the Morte at Winchester in 1934 challenged assumptions founded in Caxton's edition of 1485. With location interviews in Winchester (Great Hall, School, Warden's Bedroom, and Memorial Court), John Rylands Library Manchester, British Library, Mercer's Hall London, Towton battlefield, Queen's Robing Room House of Lords and the Cambridge home of poet Geoffrey Hill. Voice of Malory: poet laureate Andrew Motion.

Written and presented by David Wallace, produced by Paul Quinn.
First broadcast 26 August 2007. A Loftus production for BBC Radio 3.

Complete program (45:26): MP3

"The Miraculous Journey of Margery Kempe"

"The Miraculous Journey of Margery Kempe." Retraces the voyage taken by la Kempe in 1433 as narrated by Book II of her Book. Edited from location interviews at King's Lynn, Norwich, Walsingham, Gdansk, Wilsnack, Cologne, Aachen, Syon, British Library. Voice of Margery Kempe: Prunella Scales.

Written and presented by David Wallace, produced by Paul Quinn.
First broadcast 18 September 2005. A Loftus production for BBC Radio 3.

Complete program (44:09): MP3

"God's First Englishman"

"God's First Englishman." Considers the local and internationalist cultures of the Venerable Bede. Edited from location interviews at Jarrow, Wearmouth, Sunderland, South Shields, Lindisfarne, the Inner Farne, the British Library and other locations; studio interviews. Voice of Bede: Kevin Whately.

Written and presented by David Wallace, produced by Paul Quinn.
First broadcast 20 April, 2003. A Loftus production for BBC Radio 3.

Complete program (44:06): MP3

In progress: a radio documentary on the life of John Leland.

For further information, please visit the University of Pennsylvania's Medieval Collection


PoemTalk Podcast #64, discussing Caroline Bergvall's "VIA," March 26, 2013

Listen to the complete recording and read program notes for the episode at Jacket2.

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