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Bettie's Books

A Stuga On the Cusp of the Orust Riviera, tucked away next to a hobbit hole in the woods.


Becket - Jean Anouilh, Lucienne Hill, André Aciman

bookshelves: published-1959, play-dramatisation, medieval5c-16c, historical-fiction, revenge, teh-brillianz, re-visit-2013, autumn-2013, film-only

Read from January 01, 1979 to November 29, 2013, read count: 3

Original review: Bettie's Books

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Revisit November 2013 to compliment this section within The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England

IMDB blurb: An English king comes to terms with his affection for his close friend and confidant, who finds his true honor by observing God's divine will rather than the king's.

Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud

"What miserable drones and traitors have I nurtured and promoted in my household who let their lord be treated with such shameful contempt by a low-born clerk!" (this is often, incorrectly, rendered as 'will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?)

From wiki: This play contains many historical inaccuracies, which the author acknowledged.


Doesn't stop my enjoyment of this great play.