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Becket: Why Context Matters

Becket (1964, dir. Peter Glenville, based on Jean Anouilh’s play Becket or the Honour of God) tells the story of Thomas Becket (Richard Burton), the Chancellor of England who was made Archbishop of Canterbury by Henry II (Peter O’Toole). 1,719 more words

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Pi Poem 214

Stumbling
Down
The path of life
Means
Not that I have failed
But that I’m learning to walk before
I fly

-Becket

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The British Invaders Blogathon: The 1960s Royal Costume Dramas

This post is part of the British Invaders Blogathon hosted by Terry Towles Canote at A Shroud of Thoughts. Click HERE for a list of all the entries! 1,979 more words

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Pi Poem 33 Becket

Imperfect
Though
Perfectly built
With
The capacity
To love others as I love myself,
Despite
My unbidden wounded
Heart, so graciously
Bounteous,
So precisely cracked, 13 more words

Love

Becket the film was shown in cinemas in Ceylon in 1965

Released in 1964 the powerful film on the life of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, was shown in cinemas across Sri Lanka then known as Ceylon. 164 more words

Archbishop Of Canterbury

Pi Poem 204 - Becket

The moment
When I almost gave up,
Surrendering my
Whole heart and mind to the fear that I
Might fail
Was the moment I stopped… 34 more words

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