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

Becket

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.

Stars:
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.