Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
- Rated UNR
- Genre: Special Interest
- Release Date: 3/25/2008
The 14th Century romantic poem of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is regarded as one of the greatest examples of medieval literature that has survived to modern times. The tale of Sir Gawain, one of King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table, and his encounter with the green armored Knight is steeped in Celtic, Germanic, and other historical cultures and folklores. In this program, we take a look at the poem as well as the people and places behind the prose, visiting actual places described and exploring the legend.