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Musical aspects of "The Canterbury Tales"

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Date Issued:
1991
Summary:
Musical allusions and references abound in The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer uses music, the most cultivated art form of Christianity in the fourteenth century, to characterize the moral nature of his settings, themes, and characters. In addition, he employs music as a great film director would to heighten the intensity of certain scenes and enrich the structure of the plot. Chaucer took many ideas from medieval philosophic tradition for granted and expected his readers to share them. His conscious application of these ideas makes The Canterbury Tales more profound and clearly more exciting and enjoyable for those who are able to "hear" the music.
Title: Musical aspects of "The Canterbury Tales".
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Name(s): Hand, Mary Jane.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Collins, Robert A., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1991
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 69 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Musical allusions and references abound in The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer uses music, the most cultivated art form of Christianity in the fourteenth century, to characterize the moral nature of his settings, themes, and characters. In addition, he employs music as a great film director would to heighten the intensity of certain scenes and enrich the structure of the plot. Chaucer took many ideas from medieval philosophic tradition for granted and expected his readers to share them. His conscious application of these ideas makes The Canterbury Tales more profound and clearly more exciting and enjoyable for those who are able to "hear" the music.
Identifier: 14735 (digitool), FADT14735 (IID), fau:11526 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1991.
Subject(s): Chaucer, Geoffrey,---1400--Canterbury tales
Chaucer, Geoffrey,---1400--Knowledge--Music
Music and literature
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