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User Review  - keylawk - LibraryThing

Can be staged or read as a closet drama. The chorus is "of Women", the players are three male cathedral priests, a messenger, Thomas Becket, four Tempters/Knights, and attendants. Set in the Hall of ... Read full review

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User Review  - scottjpearson - LibraryThing

The greatest work of verse by the great American/English poet T.S. Eliot was not in a poem (though some readers of The Waste Land might disagree). It is surely Murder in the Cathedral. In a short play ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stbalbach - LibraryThing

Amazing poetry and performances. On the nature of ambition and opposition to authority. A perfect story for our times. I have access to six recordings of the performance (1938, 1953, 1968, 1976, 1983 ... Read full review

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User Review  - 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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - Peterout - LibraryThing

To be honest, I only began reading this for summer reading. Being generally not fond of plays, I'm surprised I even liked Murder in the Cathedral. It's brilliant written. Generally I'm not fond of ... Read full review

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User Review  - MrsLee - LibraryThing

Very satisfying. Easy to hear the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber as you read this. Some very profound thoughts about life and purpose in this. I liked it a lot. Read full review


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