Thursday, November 02, 2006

The Rap Canterbury Tales

The Program in Medieval and Renaissance Studies presents a FREE
performance that is open to all:

Baba Brinkman in "The Rap Canterbury Tales"
Wednesday, November 8th at 4:30

Alumni Hall, 7th floor auditorium

(This is the former Masonic Temple, directly across 5th avenue from the
Cathedral of Learning)

Baba Brinkman’s solo performance, “The Rap Canterbury Tales,” first
appeared at the Edinburgh Festival in 2004. It is a re-creation of
Chaucer’s fourteenth century poem, in which a group of pilgrims traveling
from London to Canterbury enter into a tale-telling contest. At Pitt,
Brinkman will perform The Miller’s Tale, the Pardoner’s Tale, and the Wife
of Bath’s Tale in hiphop style. He will also relate the history of hiphop
culture and freestyle battling to Chaucer’s storytelling competition and
his treatment of poetic form in The Canterbury Tales.

This event is generously co-sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences,
the Department of English, the Program for Cultural Studies, and the
Poetry Club.

For more information please contact Jennifer Waldron (

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