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Murder in the Cathedral

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T. S. Eliot's verse dramatization of the murder of Thomas Becket at Canterbury, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature

 

The Archbishop Thomas Becket speaks fatal words before he is martyred in T. S. Eliot's best-known drama, based on the murder of the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1170. Praised for its poetically masterful handling of issues of faith, politics, and the common good, T. S. Eliot's play bolstered his reputation as the most significant poet of his time.

Synopsis:

A dramatization in verse of the murder of Thomas Becket at Canterbury. “The theatre as well as the church is enriched by this poetic play of grave beauty and momentous decision” (New York Times). “Within its limits the play is a masterpiece.... Mr. Eliot has written no better poem than this and none which seems simpler” (Mark Van Doren, The Nation).

About the Author

Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in 1888 in St. Louis, Missouri, and became a British subject in 1927. The acclaimed poet of The Waste Land, Four Quartets, and Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, among numerous other poems, prose, and works of drama, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948. T.S. Eliot died in 1965 in London, England, and is buried in Westminster Abbey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156632775
Author:
Eliot, T. S.
Publisher:
Harvest Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
History
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
British and irish
Subject:
British and irish drama (dramatic works by on
Subject:
British & Irish
Subject:
Thomas
Subject:
Great Britain History Henry II, 1154-1189.
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Centenary ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
v. 3
Publication Date:
19640331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.27 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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A dramatization in verse of the murder of Thomas Becket at Canterbury. “The theatre as well as the church is enriched by this poetic play of grave beauty and momentous decision” (New York Times). “Within its limits the play is a masterpiece.... Mr. Eliot has written no better poem than this and none which seems simpler” (Mark Van Doren, The Nation).

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