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Murder in the Cathedral : Faber Drama - T.S. Eliot

Murder in the Cathedral

Faber Drama

Paperback Published: 1st January 1973
ISBN: 9780571063277
Number Of Pages: 160
For Ages: 8 - 9 years old

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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. The references to the production of the play in the theatre are of great interest. There are three appendices on the historical context; on the metre of Everyman, which influenced the versification of Murder in the Cathedral; and on Tennyson's poetic drama Beckett, which offers a striking contrast to Eliot's treatment of the subject.

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A play, written for a special memorial celebration in Canterbury, and performed there a short time back, and received with wide acclaim. The play reads well. It is - obviously - the story of the death of Thomas a Becket. The market for plays to read has grown tremendously these past few years. There is interest, always among the "intelligentzia" in a new T.S. Eliot. This should appeal to people who cannot understand his more abstract work, and widen the market considerably. (Kirkus Reviews)

ISBN: 9780571063277
ISBN-10: 0571063276
Series: Faber Drama
Audience: Primary / High School
For Ages: 8 - 9 years old
For Grades: 3 - 4
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st January 1973
Publisher: FABER & FABER
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 1

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