Becket Or The Honor of God
The celebrated play that draws from historical events in the Norman conquest of England to create a profound portrait of a man's soul—and a transcendent vision of the human spirit
From its powerful opening scene, of a naked King Henry II praying at the tomb of Thomas Becket, to the final wrenching act of ultimate self-sacrifice, Jean Anouilh's Becket remains a towering achievement in the history of the theatre. Winner of the Antoinette Perry Award for Best Play of the Season, Anouilh's monumental work—introduced in this edition by the acclaimed writer and critic Andre Aciman—draws from historical events in the Norman conquest of England to paint a profound and enduring portrait of the saint and martyr.
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1ST BARON 2ND BARON 4TH BARON Absentee Tax adore afraid Archbishop Archbishop of Canterbury BECKET comes BECKET looks Bishop Bishop of London CARDINAL Chancellor of England Church Church of England clergy Coldly curtain Duke of Aquitaine empty cathedral enemy everything excommunication eyes face feel forest forgotten four BARONS French funny gentlemen GILBERT FOLLIOT GIRL give goes Grace grandmother GWENDOLEN hand heard heart Henry Highness Holy Father honor horse JEAN ANOUILH King of France KING'S Kingdom knife KTNC KTNG laughing libertine listening little Saxon Lord LOUIS Madam movie murmurs never night Norman organ music palace pause play pleasure POPE pray priest prince QUEEN MOTHER Quietly royal says SENTRY SERVANT Shouting Sire Smiling SOLDIER stand stop suddenly sword talk tell thing Thomas Becket tion told tonight turns waiting YOUNG MONK YOUNG QUEEN