Murder in the Cathedral (Paperback)

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T. S. Eliot's first major full-length verse drama reissued for the 850th anniversary of Thomas Becket's death. Murder in the Cathedral was written for the Canterbury Festival in 1935 and it remains one of the great plays of the century. Like Greek drama, its theme and form are rooted in religion and ritual purgation and renewal, and it was this return to the earliest sources of drama that brought poetry triumphantly back to the English stage. It is reissued with new covers featuring artwork by Cyril Power to join the commemorations marking 850 years since Thomas Becket's dramatic murder.

About the Author


Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1888. He came 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780571362790
ISBN-10: 0571362796
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication Date: November 10th, 2020
Pages: 80
Language: English