Murder in the Cathedral, Paperback Book
3 out of 5 (1 rating)


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160 pages, notes
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
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  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9780571063277

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As poetry it's wonderful, though I'm still not quite certain of it as drama. Particularly, though I know that Eliot felt he had accomplished his task, I'm not sold on the Fourth Tempter. To be precise, I'm not certain that he ever really addressed/countered those arguments to a degree necessary to come to the conclusions that Eliot wished the viewer to come to.The notes in my edition, however, are more than a little slavish in their devotion to the author. I really could have done without the appendix that could be boiled down to a long essay explaining just how Tennyson's attempt at a Beckett play was poor art, for instance.