By Dr Higl Andrew
Playing the Canterbury stories addresses the additions, continuations, and reordering of the Canterbury stories present in the manuscripts and early revealed variants of the stories. Many glossy variants current a selected set of stories in a particular order, and infrequently pass over a whole corpus of continuations and additions. Andrew Higl makes a case for figuring out the additions and adjustments to Chaucer's unique open and fragmented paintings through considering them as special interactive strikes in a online game just like the storytelling online game the pilgrims play. utilizing examples and theories from new media reports, Higl demonstrates that the stories are most sensible considered as an "interactive fiction," reshaped through lively readers. Readers participated within the ongoing production and creation of the stories by means of including new textual content and rearranging current textual content, and during this textual transmission, they brought new social and literary intending to the paintings. This theoretical version and the bounds among the canonical and apocryphal texts are explored in six case experiences: the spurious prologues of the spouse of Bath's story, John Lydgate's impression at the stories, the Northumberland manuscript, the ploughman personality, and the Cook's story. The Canterbury stories are a extra dynamic and volatile literary paintings than frequently encountered in a contemporary serious edition.
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