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Becket
     

Becket

by Jean Anouilh
 

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Portrays the conflict of loyalties between church and state as they influenced the lives of two powerful men in English history.

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Portrays the conflict of loyalties between church and state as they influenced the lives of two powerful men in English history.

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9782070358038
Publisher:
Gallimard Education
Publication date:
03/28/2010
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.80(d)

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
“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

Meet the Author

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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