Murder in the Cathedral

T. S. Eliot

T. S. Eliot’s verse dramatization of the homicide of Thomas Becket at Canterbury, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature


The Archbishop Thomas Becket speaks deadly phrases earlier than he’s martyred in T. S. Eliot’s best-known drama, based mostly on the homicide of the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1170. Praised for its poetically masterful dealing with of points of religion, politics, and the frequent good, T. S. Eliot’s play bolstered his status as probably the most important poet of his time.