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  1. Core reading list [Purchase advised] 4 items
    Any edition is acceptable, however, when it comes to writing your essays it is strongly recommended that an edition with proper notes is used – i.e. the Riverside Chaucer or the Arden Shakespeare.
    1. Canterbury tales - Geoffrey Chaucer, A. C. Cawley 1958

      Book Core (purchase required) Read the General Prologue, the Miller’s Tale, and the Pardoner’s Tale. Alternative editions can be found at the same or similar shelf mark.

    2. A midsummer night's dream - William Shakespeare, Harold F. Brooks 1989

      Book Core (purchase required) Full-text of the revised edition is also available via Drama Online (go to the Brunel Library home page and click on 'Databases A-Z').

    3. Othello - William Shakespeare, E. A. J. Honigmann 2002

      Book Core (purchase required) Full-text is also available via Drama Online (go to the Brunel Library home page and click on 'Databases A-Z').

    4. Pericles - William Shakespeare, Suzanne Gossett 2004

      Book Core (purchase required) Full-text is also available via Drama Online (go to the Brunel Library home page and click on 'Databases A-Z').

  2. Secondary reading 13 items
    See teaching programme below and BBL site for weekly secondary reading.
    1. 16th January: Introduction to the Medieval Period 1 item
    2. 23rd January: The General Prologue and the Prologue to The Miller’s Tale 1 item
    3. 30th January: The Miller’s Tale 1 item
    4. 6th February: The Reeve's Tale 1 item
      1. Chaucer's Devilish Reeve - Deborah S. Ellis 1992

        Article Essential reading

    5. 20th February: Much Ado About Nothing 2 items
    6. 27th February: A Midsummer Night’s Tale; Essay 1 due 1 item
    7. 6th March: The Pardoner’s Prologue; Essay 1 due 1 item
    8. 13th March: The Pardoner’s Tale 1 item
    9. 20th March: Othello 1 item
    10. 27th March: Othello 1 item
    11. 3rd April: Pericles 1 item
    12. 2nd May: Essay 2 due

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