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The Reeve's Tale (J.R.R. Tolkien)

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'''''The Reeve's Tale: Version Prepared for Recitation at the 'Summer Diversions', Oxford, 1939''''' was prepared by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] to accompany his performance on [[28 July]] [[1939]] of [[Wikipedia:Geoffrey Chaucer|Chaucer]]'s ''[[Wikipedia:The Reeve's Tale|The Reeve's Tale]]'' at the 'Summer Diversions' - a festival of recitals, plays and ballet.
 
'''''The Reeve's Tale: Version Prepared for Recitation at the 'Summer Diversions', Oxford, 1939''''' was prepared by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] to accompany his performance on [[28 July]] [[1939]] of [[Wikipedia:Geoffrey Chaucer|Chaucer]]'s ''[[Wikipedia:The Reeve's Tale|The Reeve's Tale]]'' at the 'Summer Diversions' - a festival of recitals, plays and ballet.
  
Includes a two page introduction by Tolkien to a slightly reworked version of the text of ''The Reeve's Tale'' by Chaucer as printed by Skeat. The changes to the text seem to have been made for length and to cut out some of the bawdier elements that may have offended at a public performance.<ref>''An Illustrated Tolkien Bibliography'', at Tolkienbooks.net</ref>
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Includes a two page introduction by Tolkien to a slightly reworked version of the text of ''The Reeve's Tale'' by Chaucer as printed by Skeat. The changes to the text seem to have been made for length and to cut out some of the bawdier elements that may have offended at a public performance.<ref>{{webcite|articleurl=http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details2.php?id=243|articlename=The Reeve’s Tale|website=TB|accessed=6 May 2019}}</ref>
  
 
The same text was also published in [[2008]] in [[Tolkien Studies: Volume 5|''Tolkien Studies'': Volume 5]].<ref>[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], "The Reeve's Tale: Version Prepared for Recitation at the 'Summer Diversions' Oxford: 1939" in ''[[Tolkien Studies]]'', vol. [[Tolkien Studies: Volume 5|5]] (pp. 173-183), West Virginia University Press, 2008</ref>  
 
The same text was also published in [[2008]] in [[Tolkien Studies: Volume 5|''Tolkien Studies'': Volume 5]].<ref>[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], "The Reeve's Tale: Version Prepared for Recitation at the 'Summer Diversions' Oxford: 1939" in ''[[Tolkien Studies]]'', vol. [[Tolkien Studies: Volume 5|5]] (pp. 173-183), West Virginia University Press, 2008</ref>  

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The Reeve's Tale: Version Prepared for Recitation at the 'Summer Diversions', Oxford, 1939
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Authoredited by J.R.R. Tolkien
PublisherOxford: Privately printed?
Released1939
FormatBooklet
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The Reeve's Tale: Version Prepared for Recitation at the 'Summer Diversions', Oxford, 1939 was prepared by J.R.R. Tolkien to accompany his performance on 28 July 1939 of Chaucer's The Reeve's Tale at the 'Summer Diversions' - a festival of recitals, plays and ballet.

Includes a two page introduction by Tolkien to a slightly reworked version of the text of The Reeve's Tale by Chaucer as printed by Skeat. The changes to the text seem to have been made for length and to cut out some of the bawdier elements that may have offended at a public performance.[1]

The same text was also published in 2008 in Tolkien Studies: Volume 5.[2]

References

  1. "The Reeve’s Tale", TolkienBooks.net (accessed 6 May 2019)
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Reeve's Tale: Version Prepared for Recitation at the 'Summer Diversions' Oxford: 1939" in Tolkien Studies, vol. 5 (pp. 173-183), West Virginia University Press, 2008