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ELIOT, T.S.: Murder in the Cathedral (Unabridged) (Old Vic, 1953)

    
      

 

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ELIOT, T.S.: Murder in the Cathedral (Unabridged) (Old Vic, 1953)

T.S. Eliot’s verse-drama was first performed in 1935 in Canterbury Cathedral, the very place where Thomas Becket was brutally killed in 1170. Using the medieval morality play as a model, Eliot creates a tense study of Becket’s journey from spiritual doubt to certainty as he prepares for martyrdom, and considers the effect that this will have on the people of Canterbury. This historic 1953 recording of Murder in the Cathedral, directed by Robert Helpmann, is a record of a great actor—Robert Donat—in one of his finest roles.



Disc 1

  Murder in the Cathedral (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Part I: Chorus: Here let us stand… 00:04:13
2.   Play with flash player First Priest: Seven years and the summer is over… 00:05:00
3.   Play with flash player Chorus: Here is no continuing city… 00:03:43
4.   Play with flash player Thomas: Peace. And let them be… 00:02:56
5.   Play with flash player First Tempter: You see, my Lord, I do not wait… 00:04:02
6.   Play with flash player Second Tempter: Your Lordship has forgotten me… 00:04:43
7.   Play with flash player Third Tempter: I am an unexpected visitor… 00:04:24
8.   Play with flash player Fourth Tempter: Well done, Thomas… 00:07:17
9.   Play with flash player Chorus: There is no rest in the house… 00:07:22
10.   Play with flash player Interlude - The Archbishop preaches in the Cathedral… 00:05:49
11.   Play with flash player 'Consider also one thing…' 00:05:32


Disc 2

  Murder in the Cathedral (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Part II: Chorus: Does the bird sing in the South 00:02:31
2.   Play with flash player First Priest: Since Christmas a day… 00:03:18
3.   Play with flash player First Knight: Servants of the King. 00:00:51
4.   Play with flash player Thomas: However certain our expectation… 00:07:18
5.   Play with flash player Chorus: I have smelt them, the death - bringers… 00:03:19
6.   Play with flash player Thomas: Peace, and be at peace… 00:02:30
7.   Play with flash player Chorus: Numb the hand and dry the eyelid… 00:02:39
8.   Play with flash player Priests: Bar the door. Bar the door. 00:05:50
9.   Play with flash player Chorus: Clear the air! Clean the sky! 00:02:17
10.   Play with flash player The Four Knights Address the Audience 00:04:05
11.   Play with flash player Second Knight: I should like first to recur to a point… 00:03:52
12.   Play with flash player First Knight: Morville has given us a great deal… 00:03:52
13.   Play with flash player First Priest: O father, father, gone from us… 00:03:24
14.   Play with flash player Chorus: We praise Thee, O God… 00:03:44

Total Playing Time: 01:44:31






Author(s):
Eliot, Thomas Stearns

Artist(s):
Bassett, Lucas; Campbell, Desmond; Davies, Robert; Evans, J.R.; Lucantonio, Roland; Saron, David; Sharpe, David; Wilkin, Jeremy

Reader(s):
Bailey, Robin; Blick, Newton; Campbell, Douglas; Coulette, Yvonne; Dobie, Alan; Donat, Robert; Graham, Sonia; Grimes, Barbara; Joye, Janet; Keith, Caroline; Law, Phyllida; Melly, Andree; Morris, Wolfe; Nelmes, Judith; Phillips, John; Rogers, Paul; Sharman, Bruce; Squire, William; St. Leger, Barbara; Sutcliffe, Irene; Thorndike, Daniel; Wallace, Jennifer; Warner, John; Welles, Dorit; Wymark, Patrick

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: NA198412

Barcode: 9789626349847

Distribution Note(s):

Not available in the United States due to possible copyright restrictions.


Release Date: 07/2009

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