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Murder in the Cathedral - T.S. Eliot
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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780156632775 (0156632772)
ASIN: 156632772
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich/Harvest
Pages no: 88
Edition language: English
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shell pebble
shell pebble rated it
2.0 Suffering & Obedience
I read this because I had heard it drew on the tradition of Greek drama when I was revising the source history with a student, and spotted it in my local charity bookshop.The Greek drama aspects give the best scope for Eliot to experiment with Christian theology and imagery, which he does in quite a...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0 Murder in the Cathedral by T.S. Eliot
bookshelves: currently-reading, fraudio, autumn-2013, poetry, nobel-laureate, published-1935, biography Read from November 28 to 29, 2013 T. S. Eliot "Murder in the Cathedral" in entirety A poetic rendition of Thomas Becket.Encountering this as a compliment to The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings...
Book Sand Worm
Book Sand Worm rated it
4.0 Murder in the Cathedral
The Basics An historical play written in verse that tells of the murder of the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1170. My Thoughts Talk about going outside of your comfort zone. I don't read a lot of poetry. I don't read a lot of plays. And I don't read a lot of historical fiction. That title, thoug...
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it
3.0
I had to read this for a graduate level course and could never figure out why it was chosen. It was an interesting short read, but I didn't think it was one that has really stood out in my mind as a classic I enjoyed. If I wasn't mandated to read it, it never would have seen the light of day on my b...
Tower of Iron Will
Tower of Iron Will rated it
5.0
Eliot's poetry is beautiful, but what makes the play brilliant are speeches delivered by the knights to the audience at the end.
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