A comedic play about the universal quest for meaning, written in some of Eliot’s “most beautiful poetry” (The New York Times). A sterling example of contemporary theater, The Cocktail Party is a dramatic tour de force from one of our greatest writers to date.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Sold by:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|File size:||761 KB|
About the Author
THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT was born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1888. He moved to England in 1914 and published his first book of poems in 1917. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. Eliot died in 1965.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Outstanding. This play is as fresh and thought-provoking as when I first found it many years ago. It wittily enterains even as it tugs the heart. The characters are fully wrought, the dialogue natural, often droll. The underlying lessons aren't underlined, but leave one thinking about the consequences of choices. Read it with pleasure. Then look for a stage production.