The Cocktail Party

by  T.S. Eliot

Full Length Play, Drama  /  5m, 4f

Winner! 1950 Tony® Award, Best Play
The playwright was a winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

"An authentic modern masterpiece." - New York Post

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The Cocktail Party

by  T.S. Eliot

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    5m, 4f
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    Tony, From Broadway

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This portrait of the age of anxiety in modern life searches the shadows of the soul that lie beneath the surface of human hearts and minds. In blank verse, poet and playwright T.S. Eliot portrays a society devoid of connection as "an undentified guest" appears at a cocktail party in the home of a man and wife who have fallen out of love with each other and their life of indulgent complacency. The original cast included Alec Guinness and Irene Worth.
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  • Winner! 1950 Tony® Award, Best Play
    The playwright was a winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

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"An authentic modern masterpiece." - New York Post

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T.S. Eliot

Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888-1965) was born in St. Louis, Missouri, of an old New England family. He was educated at Harvard and did graduate work in philosophy at the Sorbonne, Harvard, and Merton College, Oxford. He settled in England, where he was for a time a schoolmaster and a bank clerk, and eventu ...

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