Murder Scene, 'Murder in the Cathedral', Bonython Hall, Adelaide.

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Title

Murder Scene, 'Murder in the Cathedral', Bonython Hall, Adelaide.

Subject

actor, actors, Adelaide, archbishop, Archbishop of Canterbury, Australian Elizabethan Trust, Bonython Hall, Canterbury Cathedral, cathedral, Hugh de Morville, knight, murder, ‘Murder in the Cathedral’, medieval crime, play, Reginald Fitzurse, Richard le Bret, Robert Speaight, South Australia, T. S. Eliot, Thomas a’Becket, Thomas Becket, verse drama, William de Tracy

Description

British actor, Robert Speaight (as Thomas a'Becket) in the murder scene from 'Murder in the Cathedral', performed in Bonython Hall, Adelaide, with 4 knights (L to R: Ron Haddrick, Ken Broadbent, Eric Reiman and Ron Graham, members of the Australian Elizabethan Theatre).

‘Murder in the Cathedral’ is a verse drama written by T. S. Eliot and first performed in 1935. The plot recreates the murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket by four knights at Canterbury Cathedral on 29 December 1170. The knights - Reginald Fitzurse, Hugh de Morville, William de Tracy and Richard le Bret - had overhead Henry II complaining about Becket and interpreted it as an order to kill him.

Creator

Anon.

Source

National Archives of Australia, Image number L34653

Publisher

Australian News and Information Bureau, Canberra

Date

1960

Rights

Australian News and Information Bureau

Format

Hyperlink

Files

Citation

“Murder Scene, 'Murder in the Cathedral', Bonython Hall, Adelaide.,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed December 8, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/211.