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01/11/1935 T. S. Eliot's play 'Murder in the Cathedral' premieres in London


Preview: "Murder in the Cathedral"

Murder in the Cathedral is a verse drama that portrays the assassination of Archbishop Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170. In the 1st performance of the drama, Robert Speaight played the role of Becket. Later, the production moved to the Mercury Theater in London.
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