2021 T. S. Eliot Society (UK) Lecture

The T. S. Eliot Society (UK) Annual Lecture will take place in Oxford on Monday 15 November 2021. The lecture, entitled “T. S. Eliot’s Liberalism”, will be given by Seamus Perry in the award-winning T. S. Eliot Theatre in Merton College, Oxford. READ

New recording of Four Quartets by Edward Fox

It was in 1973, during a production of The Family Reunion at the Royal Exchange in Manchester, that Edward Fox was first properly introduced to Four Quartets by the director Michael Elliott. On the Sunday evenings during the play’s run, Elliott, Fox and his co-stars Joanna David and Avril Elgar, presented a number of what were called ‘fit-up’ stagings of Eliot’s poem. READ

Ralph Fiennes stages Four Quartets

Ralph Fiennes will tour UK theatres this year with his one-man staging of T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets. The T. S. Eliot Estate are delighted to support and grant permission for this co-production by Theatre Royal Bath and the Royal & Derngate in Northampton. READ

2020 T. S. Eliot Lecture with Edna O’Brien

Edna O’Brien will deliver this year’s T. S. Eliot Lecture on Eliot and Joyce on her birthday, 15th December. The Leap is the fifth in a series of lectures inspired by T. S. Eliot’s impact on modern literature presented by the Abbey Theatre and the T. READ

The Fall of a Sparrow: Vivien Eliot’s Life and Writings

The Fall of a Sparrow, a new work on the life and writings of Vivien Eliot by Ann Pasternak-Slater, is published by Faber & Faber today. Based on a rich repository of primary evidence, much only recently uncovered, it corrects the accidental inaccuracies and deliberate distortions that have circulated around one of Bloomsbury’s most gossiped-about, enigmatic couples, while unveiling fascinating new discoveries that give a more balanced understanding of both partners. READ

The Four Quartets Experience

Following live performances in New York, London and Los Angeles, The Fisher Center at Bard  are offering audiences the chance to experience Four Quartets at home. Marrying dance, music, painting, and poetry, the collaborative performance has  been described by the New York Times as “The greatest creation of dance theater so far this century”. READ

Statement by T. S. Eliot on the opening of the Emily Hale letters at Princeton

DIRECTIONS TO MY EXECUTORS

regarding the envelope enclosed herewith.

Miss Emily Hale, of Massachusetts, has presented to the Library of Princeton University the letters which I wrote to her between 1932 and 1947 – possibly a few of them a little earlier; any written after the death of my first wife are so different in sentiment that she may not have included them. READ

2019 T. S. Eliot Society (UK) Lecture

Hannah Sullivan is to give this year’s Annual T. S. Eliot Lecture in Oxford on Thursday 28th November at 5:30pm. The title of the lecture is T. S. Eliot and the Art of Abandonment. 

Dr Hannah Sullivan is Associate Professor and Tutorial Fellow at New College, Oxford.  READ