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The Cocktail Party


T S Eliot's 'The Cocktail Party' -  Audiobook - BBC

Broadcast December 14, 2003


A modern verse play about the search for meaning, in which an uninvited guest is the catalyst for the action.
“An authentic modern masterpiece” (New York Post).
“Eliot really does portray real-seeming characters. He cuts down his poetic effects to the minimum, and then finally rewards us with most beautiful poetry” (Stephen Spender).
Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in 1888 in St. Louis, Missouri, and became a British subject in 1927. The acclaimed poet of The Waste Land, Four Quartets, and Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, among numerous other poems, prose, and works of drama, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948. T.S. Eliot died in 1965 in London, England, and is buried in Westminster Abbey.

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