Murder in the Cathedral

Murder in the Cathedral

By:  T. S. Eliot

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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 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: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547542607

  • ISBN-10: 0547542607

  • Pages: 96

  • Price: $5.99

  • Publication Date: 02/25/2014

  • Age(s): 14,15,16

  • Grade(s): 9-12

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T. S. Eliot

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.
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  • reviews

    "The theatre as well as the church is enriched by this poetic play of grave beauty and momentous decision." —The New York Times

     

    "This play comes closer to perfection than anything that Eliot has written." —New York Herald Tribune Books

     

    "Within its limits the play is a masterpiece...Mr. Eliot has written no better poem than this and none which seems simpler." —The Nation

     

    "Mr. T. S. Eliot...has won for religious drama a fresh hearing...Not since 'St. Joan' has there been any play on the English stage in which such tremendous issues as this have been treated with such mastery of thought, as well as dramatic power." —Christian Century

     

    "Eliot has found himself anew as a poet, only with an added ease, lucidity and objectiveness." —Spectator

Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547542607

  • ISBN-10: 0547542607

  • Pages: 96

  • Price: $5.99

  • Publication Date: 02/25/2014

  • Age(s): 14,15,16

  • Grade(s): 9-12

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level NP

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