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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  - 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 ... 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  - bibleblaster - LibraryThing

As usual with Eliot, I don't feel like I'm getting it all, but all of a sudden up pops an absolutely beautiful, lucid passage about time or love or death that is more than worth the price of admission. He's a fascinating figure (as is Thomas Becket, who is the subject of this play.) Read full review

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User Review  - Nickidemus - LibraryThing

The Basics An historical play written in verse that tells of the murder of the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1170. My Thoughts Talk about going outside of your comfort zone. I don't read a lot of poetry ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lerrold - LibraryThing

A very interesting and short play, it may seem like plain history at first, but after a little research you will learn about its deep connection to the world in which T.S. Eliot lived. Read full review

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User Review  - P_S_Patrick - LibraryThing

At only 72 pages, this is a relatively short play, shorter than most of Shakespeare's, and was easily read in one sitting. The title refers to the historic murder of the Archbishop of Canterbury ... 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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