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Murder in the Cathedral revives the awesome 1953 Old Vic performance of Eliot's play about the power struggle between Henry II and Thomas Becket, originally performed in the cathedral itself at the 1935 Canterbury Festival. In it you will hear echoes - 'Humankind cannot bear very much reality' - taken up in 'Burnt Norton'...this was Robert Donat's finest performance. - Christina Hardyment, The Times --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1888. He moved to England in 1914 and published his first book of poems in 1917. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. Eliot died in 1965.See all Editorial Reviews
The 1934 play MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL is a product of T. S. Eliot's conversion to Christianity a few years previously, namely a high-church Anglicanism that struck this... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Christopher Culver
Clearly this book is a classic.. Although the majority of the book seems quite straight forward, the ending ties everything together in a very interesting manner. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Aaron Davis
THIS WAS THE ORIGINAL WHICH COMPARED TO NOW, WAS DIFFERENT. fOR SO OLD A BOOK IT WAS IN GREAT SHAPE. iF INTERESTED IN T S ELIOT SHOULD COMPARE.Published 5 months ago by Tfisher87
Great playlet. Eliot idolizing martyrdom, beautiful tribute to Ecclesiastes in this ecclesiastical setting. Still resonates. They read it aloud in the Cathedral on December 29th.Published 7 months ago by Samuel M. Cohon