Rick, I don't know how you can say that Eliot did not write this play as poetry.
Guiness is only following Eliot's cadences.

Diana Manister

> Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2011 19:13:36 -0400
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> Subject: Re: Poetry in 'The Family Reunion'
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> I didn't like it much. Guinness read it as if it were poetry.
> He was supposed to read it like an ordinary person would speak
> if ordinary people spoke poetry.
>
> Regards,
> Rick Parker
>
> On 9/1/2011 1:53 PM, Chokh Raj wrote:
> > There is poetry in the play.
> > Sir Alec Guinness reads an excerpt from TS Eliot's verse play The Family
> > Reunion:
> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIdPuADVTdk&NR=1
> > <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIdPuADVTdk&NR=1>
> > Enjoy, s'il vous plait.
> > CR