bookshelves: currently-reading, fraudio, autumn-2013, poetry, nobel-laureate, published-1935, biography
Read from November 28 to 29, 2013
T. S. Eliot "Murder in the Cathedral" in entirety
A poetic rendition of Thomas Becket.
Encountering this as a compliment to The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England ...
"What day is the day that we know that we hope for or fear for?
Every day ist the day we should fear from or hope from. One moment
Weighs like another. Only in retrospection, selection,
We say, that was the day. The critical moment
That is always now and here."
[This play], written for the Canterbury Festival of 1935, was the first high point of [the author]’s dramatic achievement. 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....Continua