Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1400)


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S3E28 Ash is joined by actor and writer Debbie Cannon to discuss a classic of medieval literature, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Tune in for a discussion of alliterative verse, the pitfalls of chivalry and the unusual agency of female characters on show in this extraordinary poem, written in the days of Chaucer and translated by the likes of J. R. R. Tolkien and Simon Armitage.

Check back tomorrow for an extended interview with Debbie, and in the mean time you can find her work at

Sound Bite: Sword of the Valiant (1984)

Title Music: 'Not Drunk' by The Joy Drops. All other music by Epidemic Sound.


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