Murder in the Cathedral

'Murder in the Cathedral', written for the Canterbury Festival of 1935, was the first high point of T.S. Eliot's dramatic achievement. It remains one of the great plays of the century. Like Greek drama, its theme and form are rooted in religion and ritual purgation and renewal, and it was this return to the earliest sources of drama that brought poetry triumphantly back to the English stage.

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Käyttäjän arvio  - jonfaith - LibraryThing

Human kind cannot bear very much reality. The structure of this play is gripping. The use of the chorus was very effective, whereas the depiction of a conflicted Becket in dialogue with his ... Lue koko arvostelu

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Käyttäjän arvio  - jsburbidge - LibraryThing

Not quite Eliot's initial foray into verse drama - "Sweeney Agonistes" has that status - and perhaps his most memorable one. Technically, it was unrepeatable, or at least, nobody, including Eliot, has ... Lue koko arvostelu

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