No, but they're a bit of a fiery bunch....
On 27 September 2012 20:42, P <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I wonder if people in Vulcan's Lane have pointed ears? :)

P. M.

David Boyd <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Mrs Bethell died last year, aged 102, so survived her late husband by 56 years!
- she certainly got a good deal from her Teachers Pension Scheme.
F.R. Leavis during the 1940s in Scrutiny very savagely attacked Bethell - suspect he was a bit of a psychopath, who had feelings of hate towards avowed Christians such as Bethell (although he seems to have exempted T.S. Eliot from his usual venom.)

On 27 September 2012 17:03, Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Thanks, David. I've requested a copy of Shakespeare & The Popular Dramatic Tradition. I look forward to reading the book, as well as Eliot's introduction to it. 

As for the movie version of Murder in the Cathedral, suggested by Peter, one might view the film at the following link:


From: David Boyd <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2012 9:35 AM
Subject: Re: TS Eliot: Murder in the Cathedral

This Shakespeare scholar probably influenced Martin Browne; Eliot etc
On 27 September 2012 05:23, P <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I agree totally. It very full of resonances, much more so than TWL.
TWL resonates only horizontally with sequences of time. MITC does that but also resonates out of time with all kinds of spirituality. It is a joy to direct, which I have done -- a truly REAL play. It has perfect continuity with the Christian spiritual tradition.
It presents that tradition I'm a radically new way. //Read the revision made for the movie version.//


Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Happened to be browsing it at the following link:

There is an inexhaustible quality about the play that outlasts years of reading it. 


From: Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 11:19 PM
Subject: TS Eliot: Murder in the Cathedral

Murder in the Cathedral


"Destiny waits in the hand of God, shaping the still un-
 I have seen these things in a shaft of sunlight." 


An exceedingly powerful treatment of a momentous subject. There is a compelling poetic intensity that grips your imagination from first to last. A la Sophocles and Shakespeare.