An edition of Murder in the Cathedral (1934)

Murder in the Cathedral

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Murder in the Cathedral
T. S. Eliot
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An edition of Murder in the Cathedral (1934)

Murder in the Cathedral

  • 3.33 ·
  • 6 Ratings
  • 64 Want to read
  • 8 Currently reading
  • 6 Have read

A dramatization in free verse and with features derived from ancient and medieval theatre of the killing of Thomas a Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury under King Henry II. Eliot used the device of a chorus, an ancient Greek invention, to express certain concerns and observations, and the killers take their turn to justify their action. When I read this play as a grammar school student in England, I was struck by the way the violence echoed the rise of fascism in Europe when the play was being written. My English master was somewhat mocking in class regarding my views, but later as a college student I read Eliot's own words confirming my experience.

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Cover of: Murder in the cathedral
Murder in the cathedral
1963, Harcourt, Brace & World
in English
Cover of: Murder in the cathedral
Murder in the cathedral
1959, Kingswood House
in English - Canadian educational ed.
Cover of: Murder in the cathedral
Murder in the cathedral
1938, Faber
in English - 4th ed.
Cover of: Murder in the Cathedral
Murder in the Cathedral
December 31, 1938, Faber and Faber Ltd
Hardcover
Cover of: Murder in the cathedral
Murder in the cathedral
1935, Faber and Faber
in English
Cover of: Murder in the cathedral
Murder in the cathedral
1935, Harcourt, Brace and company
in English
Cover of: The measurement of bilingual
The measurement of bilingual
1934, Teachers college, Columbia university
in English
Cover of: Murder in the cathedral
Murder in the cathedral
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OL7855578M
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0571069770
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