theater play from Jean Anouilh

Becket or The Honour of God (French: Becket ou l'honneur de Dieu) is a 1959 play written in French by Jean Anouilh. It is about the fight between Thomas Becket and King Henry II of England leading to Becket's assassination in 1170. It is known for having many incorrect historical facts, something which Anoulih said.

Written byJean Anouilh
CharactersThomas Becket
King Henry II
King Louis VII
Cardinal Zambelli
Pope Alexander III
Bishop Folliot
Brother John
Empress Matilda
Eleanor of Aquitaine
Prince Henry
Prince John
Date of premiere8 October 1959
Place of premiereTheatre Montparnasse
Original languageFrench
SettingTwelfth century Europe

The play was first performed in the original French at the Théâtre Montparnasse-Gaston Baty in Paris on 8 October 1959 and in an English version on Broadway in 1960.[1]

References change

  1. "Becket, or the Honour of God". E-notes. 2008. Archived from the original on 26 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-17.