Murder in the Cathedral by T. S. Eliot audiobook

Murder in the Cathedral

By T. S. Eliot
Performed by various narrators

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1.74 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9789629548827

T. S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral is both a fascinating retelling of the twelfth-century assassination of Archbishop Thomas Becket and a compelling call for resistance in the face of intimidation. Written against the backdrop of rising fascism in twentieth-century Europe, Eliot’s classic verse play is as relevant now as it ever was. This re-release of the original 1953 recording stars Robert Donat, whose commanding performance as the archbishop, alongside a full cast, is widely celebrated.

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Summary

T. S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral is both a fascinating retelling of the twelfth-century assassination of Archbishop Thomas Becket and a compelling call for resistance in the face of intimidation. Written against the backdrop of rising fascism in twentieth-century Europe, Eliot’s classic verse play is as relevant now as it ever was.

This re-release of the original 1953 recording stars Robert Donat, whose commanding performance as the archbishop, alongside a full cast, is widely celebrated.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This rerelease of the 1953 recording of Eliot’s poetic drama is a real treasure. Robert Donat plays the pious Archbishop Thomas Becket as he struggles with his instinctive knowledge that King Henry II’s loose tongue will make Thomas a martyr. Donat’s Thomas is sensitive and resigned, without being annoyingly sanctimonious. Also of note are the excellent performances of Thomas’s tempters and of the Chorus…[A] smooth, clean production and performance.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: T. S. Eliot

Author Bio: T. S. Eliot

Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888–1965) was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and became a British subject in 1927. The acclaimed poet of The Waste Land, Four Quartets, and Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, among numerous other poems, prose, and works of drama, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948. He recast twentieth-century English poetry with a new vocabulary of technique, giving voice to a bold, vibrantly original Modernist style. In addition to his poetry, his body of work includes many landmark critical essays, as well as plays. He is buried in Westminster Abbey.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Drama/Performing Arts
Runtime: 1.74
Audience: Adult
Language: English