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Becket: Or "the Honor of God"

By Jean Anouilh

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Format: Paperback, 144 pages
Published In: United States, 01 September 1995
From its powerful opening scene, of a naked King Henry II praying at the tomb of Thomas Becket, to the final wrenching act of ultimate self-sacrifice, Jean Anouih's "Becket" remains a towering achievement in the history of the theatre. Winner of the Antoinette Perry Award for Best Play of the Season (1960-61), Anouih's monumental work draws from historical events in the Norman conquest of England to create a profound portrait of a man's soul - and a transcendent vision of the human spirit...

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Jean Anouilh (1910-1987) was a French dramatist, playwright, and screenwriter. He was one of France's most prolific writers for five decades and achieved an international reputation, especially after World War II. Anouilh is best known for his play Antigone.

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"M. Anouilh's essential theme--the portrayal of a life that ends by championing the honor of God, no matter what the cost--has nobility and exaltation." -Howard Taubman, The New York Times "Fascinating play... so much that is hopeful, stimulating, imaginatively gratifying." -Walter Kerr "A great play." -Henry Hewes, Saturday Review "Witty, original and impressive." -The Wall Street Journal "A great, exciting play." Louis Sobol "Brilliant, exciting and big." -John Chapman, New York Daily News "Stunning drama..." -John McClain "Exciting, stimulating, full-blooded theatre." -Robert Coleman "A notable event in the theatre, powerful and distinguished." -Richard Watts, New York Post M. Anouilh s essential theme the portrayal of a life that ends by championing the honor of God, no matter what the cost has nobility and exaltation. Howard Taubman, The New York Times Fascinating play so much that is hopeful, stimulating, imaginatively gratifying. Walter Kerr A great play. Henry Hewes, Saturday Review Witty, original and impressive. The Wall Street Journal A great, exciting play. Louis Sobol Brilliant, exciting and big. John Chapman, New York Daily News Stunning drama John McClain Exciting, stimulating, full-blooded theatre. Robert Coleman A notable event in the theatre, powerful and distinguished. Richard Watts, New York Post"

EAN: 9781573225083
ISBN: 1573225088
Publisher: Riverhead Books,U.S.
Dimensions: 20.07 x 12.95 x 1.02 centimetres (0.09 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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