Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Linda Marie Zaerr, Laura Zaerr, Shira Kammen
The Chaucer Studio VP 003 [DVD]


Recreation of a possible performance of the medieval poem, presenting the entire story using lengthy excerpts in Middle English interspersed by brief Modern English summaries. The "rhythms of the text interact dynamically in concord and tension with the rhythms of the music," performed on Gothic harp and vielle.

Playing time: 49' 24"

Linda Marie Zaerr (narration), Laura Zaerr (Gothic harp), Shira Kammen (vielle)

Recording site and date:
Unknown [2002 or prior];
Rel. 2002

A production of TEAMS: The Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages, & Chaucer Studio. Additional funding provided by The National Endowment for the Humanities and Boise State University. Information from owned DVD.

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Jorge Salazar