What Do I Read Next?
The Canterbury Tales (c. 1380), by Geoffrey Chaucer is a compilation of stories told by travelers to pass the time. It is one of the bestknown short story collections of English literature.
Giovanni Boccaccio’s The Decameron (c. 1350) is a collection of comedic and often risqué stories told by a group of stranded travelers.
The Taming of the Shrew (c. 1593), by the great English playwright William Shakespeare is a comedic play that chronicles the efforts of a young man to win the love of a reluctant bride.
Lanford Wilson’s play, Angels Fall (1982), focuses on a group of people stranded together in northern New Mexico. This work is a serious examination of how tragedy often motivates change and growth.