The Wife of Willesden (Paperback)
  • The Wife of Willesden (Paperback)
  • The Wife of Willesden (Paperback)
zoom
The Wife of Willesden (Paperback)

The Wife of Willesden (Paperback)

(author)
1 Review Sign in to write a review
£5.99
Paperback 144 Pages / Published: 04/11/2021
  • 10+ in stock

Available

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Waterstones Says

Smith’s first playscript transplants Chaucer’s The Wife of Bath’s Prologue to Kilburn High Road in the twenty-first century, preserving the ribald humour of the original whilst adding a very modern vibrancy and sharp wit. 

'Married five times. Mother. Lover. Aunt. Friend.
She plays many roles round here. And never
Scared to tell the whole of her truth, whether
Or not anyone wants to hear it. Wife
Of Willesden: pissed enough to tell her life
Story to whoever has ears and eyes...'

Zadie Smith's first time writing for the stage, The Wife of Willesden is a riotous twenty-first century translation of Geoffrey Chaucer's classic The Wife of Bath's Prologue, brought to glorious life on the Kilburn High Road.

Commissioned to celebrate Brent's year as Borough of Culture 2020, The Wife of Willesden will premiere at the Kiln Theatre, London in September 2020.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241471968
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 106 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 8 mm

You may also be interested in...

Romeo and Juliet
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Othello
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
The Crucible
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Tempest
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Much Ado About Nothing
Added to basket
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Added to basket
Macbeth
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Titus Andronicus
Added to basket
Romeo and Juliet
Added to basket
Under Milk Wood
Added to basket
£14.00
CD-Audio
Five Plays
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Julius Caesar
Added to basket
The Glass Menagerie
Added to basket
The Three Theban Plays
Added to basket
Macbeth
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
The Merchant of Venice
Added to basket

“Captivating!”

The Wife of Bath was always my favourite of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and Zadie Smith's reworking captures everything I loved about it and brings it fully into the 21st Century. I sat down to read this with... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 0

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.