Composers and their stage works 

Becket, or The Honour of God

Jean Anouilh.

Play - (1958). Translated by Lucienne Hill

M34 F5. Composite setting.

As he waits to be scourged for his part in Becket's murder, King Henry II retraces his entire relationship with the saint, once his dearest friend and mentor. His catastrophic mistake was to create Becket Archbishop out of political expediency for Becket found a fulfilment lacking in his hitherto luxurious life and therefore guarded the honour of God as once he had, as Henry's Chancellor, once guarded the honour of his King. Period 12th century