September 30, 2018

18. The Fox And His Cousin

 

A kindly wolf invites cousin fox to be her child’s godfather to teach it some valuable foxy skills. But the dastardly fox has other intentions and leads the wolf through the worst day of her life…
 
In part 3 of The Fox Quadrilogy - the epic story of the rise and fall of the Reynard the fox- discover how peasants wash and why you should never get a barn and stable confused. 
 
We reflect on some shocking fox behaviour and trace the idea of the trickster fox from Aesop through to medieval France and Geoffrey Chaucer, where along the way he picks up the name Raynard. 

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Theme music: Bicycle Waltz by Goodbye Kumiko

Other music: Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101 - IV performed by Daniel Veesey

 

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