Right and Wrong

Review by Patrick Ledwell (October Buzz)

T. S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral is, among other things, a drama about whether or not intentions determine the outcome. Locating us in the strife between church and state in 12th century England, Eliot shows soon-to-be-saint Thomas Becket pressing outside his spiritual authority as archbishop, much to the irritation of his former friend King Henry II. As martyrdom nears, Becket wonders aloud whether this outcome is God’s will or emanates from his own intentions on immortality: “The last temptation is the greatest treason / To do the right deed for the wrong reason.”

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  1. Good Review!! I disagree with the conclusion. St Mary’s, after all, was the suggestion that encouraged Terry to do the play in the first place. But Patrick’s comments regarding lost words were dead on. We knew, even before we had an audience, that our voices just weren’t able to make it. But miking the actors would have destroyed the concept of location play. Congratulations Terry!!!!

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