A Rogue's Decameron

By Stan Rogal

A Rogue's Decameron
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A Rogue's Decameron consists of ten stories - tales - that loosely follow the fabliaux style and are based within the spirit of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales and Boccaccio's The Decameron: extravagance, joy and ribald humour around sex, lust, vice, death and other ?hungers' ... Read more


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A Rogue's Decameron consists of ten stories - tales - that loosely follow the fabliaux style and are based within the spirit of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales and Boccaccio's The Decameron: extravagance, joy and ribald humour around sex, lust, vice, death and other ?hungers' of human beings. Using similar framing technique as these works - a prologue, a short description of each story and an epilogue, the stories explore themes such as social commentary and satire aimed at personal politics, societal mores and customs, hierarchies, and religious beliefs. All with Toronto as a backdrop and brought up to date for the sensibilities of a 21st century audience.

Stan Rogal

Stan Rogal was born in Vancouver where he worked for several years in the bowling business. He moved to Toronto in 1987 to complete an MA English at York University. He ran the popular Idler Pub Reading Series for ten years, was co-creator of Bald Ego Theatre and is now the artistic director of Bulletproof Theatre. He has published thirteen books (eight poetry, two novels, three short story collections) and his work has appeared in several anthologies and in numerous literary magazines in Canada, the US and Europe. He continues to act and direct and several of his plays have been produced across Canada.

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