"The pearl poet" : an adaptation of "Sir Gowain and the Green Knight"
Elliott, Lisa N.
This adaptation of the 14th century poem, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, includes not only the action of the poem, but a month in the life of the poet and a modem reader experiencing the text for the first time. In each of these frames, the central characters go through processes of self-discovery that allow them to realize their own gayness and creative potential. The screenplay deals with how people in different time periods struggle with societal and personal expectations.