T. S. Eliot's Drama: A Research and Production Sourcebook

Synopsis

T.S. Eliot wrote seven important plays of which Murder in the Cathedral (1935) and The Cocktail Party (1949) may be the most produced. This sourcebook surveys the entire dramaturgical and critical discourse surrounding Eliot's plays. A separate chapter for each play provides characters, synopsis, detailed production history, critical overview of both performance reviews and scholarly response, textual notes, and publishing history. A comprehensive annotated bibliography, a career chronology, an introductory analysis, and an appendix of adaptations are also included.