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Drama in the Cathedral The Canterbury Festival Plays 1928-1948 by Kenneth W. Pickering

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Published by Ronald P Frye & Co .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Drama texts: from c 1900 -,
  • English,
  • Plays & playwrights: from c 1900 -,
  • 20th Century English Drama,
  • Religion And Art

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages374
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11948838M
ISBN 10185093018X
ISBN 109781850930181

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Murder in the Cathedral opens in the Archbishop's Hall on December 2nd, A Chorus, comprising women of Canterbury, has gathered at the cathedral with some premonition of a terrible event to come. In a long speech, they reflect on how their lives are defined . The play begins in the Archbishop’s Hall of Canterbury Cathedral; the date is Decem The members of the Chorus —made up of common women of Canterbury—are the first to speak. Murder in the Cathedral is a verse drama by T.S. Eliot, first performed in , that portrays the assassination of Archbishop Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral during the reign of Henry II in Eliot drew heavily on the writing of Edward Grim, a clerk who was an eyewitness to the event. Murder in the Cathedral - Bibliotheca Alexandrina. 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 /5().

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Eliot offers a powerful verse drama here exploring a number of topics including religion, public life, temptation and what the individual’s role is in regards to the state (something of an important topic in Europe in ). There are some powerful insights here and some haunting s:   The assassination of Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral on 29 December is one of the most famous events in European history. It inspired the largest pilgrim site in medieval Europe and many works of literature from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales to T. S. Eliot's Murder in the Cathedral and Anouilh's Becket. Professor Coghill was invited to prepare this annotated edition of Murder in the Cathedral by Eliot himself, and he approved his introduction. Coghill discusses Eliot's subject matter, and the play's importance in his oeuvre. Forty pages of notes elucidate textual difficulties, and include a valuable discussion of some wider issues. M urder in the Cathedral is a play by T.S. Eliot that dramatizes the final days of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury. Thomas was once a powerful and .