Anouilh's classic historical tale of conflict between church and state, in a major new translation by Frederic and Stephen Raphael In Becket, Anouilh presents the history of England under Henry II as if it was France under German occupation. As Henry's long-time political playmate, Thomas's elevation to Archbishop of Canterbury forces him to sacrifice the love of his leader for his newfound love of the church: "If I become archbishop I shall cease to be your friend." Becket was first produced at the Theatre Montparnasse in 1959.This new translation is published to tie in with a production of the play opening at London's Theatre Royal, Haymarket.
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(178mm x 111mm x 7mm)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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