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Becket ou l'Honneur de Dieu

Becket or the Honour of God

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Synopsis

Set in England during the twelfth century, Jean Anouilh's Becket tells the story of the relationship between Thomas Becket and Henry Plantagenet, known to history as King Henry II of England. As a young man, Thomas Becket was anything but a saint. As King Henry II's closest friend, Becket enjoyed the lifestyle only royalty could afford. The two men spend their time drinking and making merry until an act of friendship tears them apart. Henry names Becket Archbishop of Canterbury and, empowered with a sense of newfound purpose, Becket follows his new vocation with such zeal that their two worlds collide. In the end, Becket is murdered by Henry's henchmen at the Cathedral of Canterbury.


Characters

Male

Lead

Spoken

Male

Lead

Spoken

Female

Supporting

Spoken



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Book:
Category
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Number of Acts:
4 Acts
First Produced:
1959
Genres
Historical/Biographical
Time & Place
england, 12th century
Cast Size
large
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult, mature adult, elderly, child, early teen, late teen characters

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