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Publisher Comments:

Anouilh's classic historical tale of conflict between church and state, in a major new translation by Frederic and Stephen Raphael

In Becket, Anouilh presents the history of England under Henry II as if it was France under German occupation. As Henry's long-time political playmate, Thomas's elevation to Archbishop of Canterbury forces him to sacrifice the love of his leader for his newfound love of the church:"If I become archbishop I shall cease to be your friend".

Becket was first produced at the Theatre Montparnasse in 1959.

This new translation is published to tie in with a production of the play opening at London's Theatre Royal, Haymarket.

Synopsis:

Radical new translation of the Jean Anouilh classic

Synopsis:

When the Archbishop of Canterbury died, Henry II forced his companion and political lieutenant, Thomas Becket, to take his place. Becket told his King: "If I become archbishop, I shall cease to be your friend." Becket, who with Henry had fought the Church for the good of the State, now felt responsible for the honor of God. Conflict was inevitable and was followed, just as inevitably, by murder and remorse.

This translation by Frederic and Stephen Raphael of Jean Anouilh's Becket was made into a major production starring Dougray Scott at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, London, in October 2004.

About the Author

Frederic Raphael has written nineteen novels as well as various translations, essays and radio plays. Frederic Raphael has written nineteen novels as well as various translations, essays and radio plays.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780413774927
Translator:
Raphael, Frederic
Translator:
Raphael, Stephen
Translator:
Raphael, Stephen
Translator:
Raphael, Frederic
Author:
Anouilh, Jean
Author:
Raphael, Stephen
Author:
Raphael, Frederic
Publisher:
Methuen Publishing
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Thomas
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Modern Plays
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.04 x 4.99 x 0.275 in

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Radical new translation of the Jean Anouilh classic

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When the Archbishop of Canterbury died, Henry II forced his companion and political lieutenant, Thomas Becket, to take his place. Becket told his King: "If I become archbishop, I shall cease to be your friend." Becket, who with Henry had fought the Church for the good of the State, now felt responsible for the honor of God. Conflict was inevitable and was followed, just as inevitably, by murder and remorse.

This translation by Frederic and Stephen Raphael of Jean Anouilh's Becket was made into a major production starring Dougray Scott at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, London, in October 2004.

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