Spin-offs and allusions
to the Canterbury Tales

Abby Wade

The Deathly Hallows

  • In an interview with the author of The Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling says that his story was influenced mostly by The Pardoner's Tale.

A Knights Tale

  • The 2001 movie A Knights Tale got its name from The Knights Tale. Chaucer is also mentioned in the movie.

The Canterbury Tales TV Series

  • In 2003, BBC came up with a series that aired six dramas. Each drama was a spin-off of Chaucer's tales. They transformed The Miller's Tale, The Wife of Bath, The Knight's Tale, The Pardoner's Tale, and the Man of Law's Tale onto different episodes. They were also changed into a modern setting.

Trinity Tales

  • The Trinity Tales was a 1975 British television series that had six episodes. The episodes were loosely based on The Canterbury Tales.

The Canterbury Tales Movie

  • This 1972 Italian film was based on the tales of Chaucer. The movie expressed 8 of The Canterbury Tales.


  • The 1995 film Seven, in which two detectives become involved in a serial killing case. The movie has an underlining connection to the Parson's Tale because the methods the serial killer uses are connected to the seven deadly sins.

Telling Tales

  • Poet, Patience Agbabi, wrote Telling Tales as a remix of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. In her book, she re-tells all the tales that Chaucer creates originally.

Works  Cited

"2007: Accio Quote!, the Largest Archive of J.K. Rowling Quotes on the Web." 2007: Accio Quote!, the Largest Archive of J.K. Rowling Quotes on the Web. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Aug. 2014.

"The Canterbury Tales." IMDb. IMDb.com, n.d. Web. 09 Aug. 2014.

"The Idler Online Shop." LIVE: Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales with Patience Agbabi. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Aug. 2014.

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