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Becket : Or

Becket

Or "the Honor of God"

Paperback

Published: 1st September 1995
For Ages: 18+ years old
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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.

"M. Anouilh's essential theme--the portrayal of a life that ends by championing the honor of God, no matter what the cost--has nobility and exaltation." -Howard Taubman, The New York Times "Fascinating play... so much that is hopeful, stimulating, imaginatively gratifying." -Walter Kerr "A great play." -Henry Hewes, Saturday Review "Witty, original and impressive." -The Wall Street Journal "A great, exciting play." Louis Sobol "Brilliant, exciting and big." -John Chapman, New York Daily News "Stunning drama..." -John McClain "Exciting, stimulating, full-blooded theatre." -Robert Coleman "A notable event in the theatre, powerful and distinguished." -Richard Watts, New York Post M. Anouilh s essential theme the portrayal of a life that ends by championing the honor of God, no matter what the cost has nobility and exaltation. Howard Taubman, The New York Times Fascinating play so much that is hopeful, stimulating, imaginatively gratifying. Walter Kerr A great play. Henry Hewes, Saturday Review Witty, original and impressive. The Wall Street Journal A great, exciting play. Louis Sobol Brilliant, exciting and big. John Chapman, New York Daily News Stunning drama John McClain Exciting, stimulating, full-blooded theatre. Robert Coleman A notable event in the theatre, powerful and distinguished. Richard Watts, New York Post"

ISBN: 9781573225083
ISBN-10: 1573225088
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st September 1995
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.3  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.14