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The Elder Statesman

T. S. Eliot

The Elder Statesman, by the Nobel Prize-winner T. S. Eliot, contains some of Eliot’s most tender and expressive writing for the theatre.

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Paperback
ISBN
9780571102747
Date Published
03.03.1981
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Summary

T. S. Eliot’s last play, drafted originally in 1955 but not completed until three years later. Lord Claverton, an eminent former cabinet minister and banker, is helped to confront his past by the love of his daughter, his Antigone.

The dialogue in The Elder Statesman, the love scenes in particular, contain some of Eliot’s most tender and expressive writing for the theatre. The play was first performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 1958.

T. S.Eliot

Thomas Stearns Eliot, poet, critic, publisher, was born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1888. He settled in England in 1915, where for a few years he worked in the foreign section of Lloyds Bank. His first book of poems, Prufrock and Other Observations, was published in 1917. In 1922, he became editor of the literary journal, The Criterion, publishing The Waste Land in its first…

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