Murder in the Cathedral (A Harvest/Hbj Book)

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T. S. Eliot's verse dramatization of the murder of Thomas Becket at Canterbury, winner of the Nob....

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Murder in the Cathedral revives the awesome 1953 Old Vic performance of Eliot's play about the power struggle between Henry II and Thomas Becket, originally performed in the cathedral itself at the 1935 Canterbury Festival. In it you will hear echoes - 'Humankind cannot bear very much reality' - taken up in 'Burnt Norton'...this was Robert Donat's finest performance. --Christina Hardyment, The Times

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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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