[No surviving envelope]

T. S.Eliot
Faber & Faber Ltd
Letter 18.
2 July 1945
Dearest Emily,

IMurder in the Cathedral1945 Théâtre du Vieux Colombier production;g2compared to Martin Browne's;a4 was about to send you the programme of the ‘Vieux Colombier’ when I found that it was just too large for any envelope I have: so it will have to follow from the office. TheFranceFrench theatre;b5;a1 production, as I said last week, was extremely good. The effect, indeed, was of something more professional than the London production; and I have always felt that Martin’s creations suggested rather the talented amateur. The difference was partly due to having much more tasteful costumes, and partly to the perfection of the chorus. These (seven very plain and hardworking young women) were garbed in simple costumes of the period, generally the same in style (as it would have been) but in different arrangements of solid colours; so that they gave an impression of individuality and at the same time made a pleasant pattern together. TheyDoat, Janas chorus-master;a2 had been trained by an amusing little man named Jan Doat, who must be very good indeed, for their unison (they spoke more often in unison than the English chorus) was perfect. The movement was from the singing to the speaking voice: they began their choruses usually in a kind of chant or plainsong, and when the lines were partitioned, did them in a speaking voice. TheVilar, Jeanas Becket in Meurtre;a1 Archbishop, Jean Vilar, was excellent, and did his sermon very well indeed, without too much of the French oratorical manner. Tempters and knights were both better than the English: only the priests were perhaps not quite so good. TheFluchère, Henrihis translation of Murder;a2 translation is excellent, literal but natural. One curious effect is that the element of comedy is toned down; the knights’ speeches were not at all like a parody of a public meeting, but extremely serious; in consequence the effect is much more disturbing and terrifying, as of a strict totalitarian logic. I think the impression on the audience is much more of uncertainty. It is partly that an English (or American) audience, being familiar with the story and the chief character, takes for granted that the archbishop is in the right: a French audience, to whom the story is unfamiliar, is more inclined to take the knights’ point of view seriously.

Considering that both the story and the dramatic method were unfamiliar, I thought that the audience at the two rehearsals which I saw, responded very appreciatively. These audiences were about half invited guests, and half paid tickets. Itravels, trips and plansTSE's June 1945 trip to Paris;f5recounted;a2 skipped three more rehearsals, and went next on the night of the générale et gala (générale because the critics were there, gala because the grands personnages were there (i.e. theCooper, (Alfred) Duff, 1st Viscount Norwichand wife at Meurtre gala;a6 Duff Coopers,1 one or two government ministers, a bishop or two, the Turkish Ambassador etc.: the American Ambassador had been invited also but did not come) when the audience is said never to be so responsive. The night after, which was the last evening I was there, the audience was better again. It was impossible in the time to say whether Paris would really take to the play or not; but if not, that will be because it is not their kind of play, and will not have been due to any weakness in the production or acting. The daily papers, which are numerous but only one small sheet each, give very little space to dramatic criticism; the interesting criticism will have appeared this week in the weeklies, which I hope will be sent to me in due course.

IBritish Councilwartime trip to Paris;a8 enjoyed this visit and found it less tiring. I did not have to speak in public, or give any radio interviews – I merely appeared on the stage on the first night. I was very well looked after by the Vieux Colombier people, and well fed. (I was interested to read a day or two ago in a paper, that one restaurant where I had twice lunched, had just been raided because of its black market activities, and all the diners haled [?hauled] to the police station!) There seemed to be no meat in the restaurants, black market or not: IGill, Austin;a1 had meat only twice, once at the flat of the Gills2 (Gill is the British Council agent, and is provisioned from the Anglo-American stores) andBadel, Paul Annet;a1 once at the Badels.3 That is an odd household. Monsieur Badel is the owner of the theatre; apparently he is a very prosperous business man who makes the theatre his hobby. Perhaps the fact that his wife, who is young enough to be his daughter and very pretty, is an actress, has something to do with his interest in the theatre. SheSartre, Jean-PaulHuis-Clos;a2 is Gaby Sylvia, who was one of the cast of three in Huis-Clos, the play by J. P. Sartre which has been the intellectual success of the last season, and which was also at the Vieux Colombier. The Badels have a house, near the Place Pereire; and I had a superb lunch there, with roast mutton cooked with just the right amount of garlic. TheFranceParis;b7post-war;a8 Badels also took a party, one evening, to the Chale d’Armenonville, which is one of the most expensive restaurants out in the Bois de Boulogne. There were nine people in all, and the dinner cost 12,000 francs. It was interesting, though repugnant, to see such a place, thriving just as if it were 1939, crowded with people, dining and dancing: but I got very bored and sick of it before the evening was out. To see such luxury and waste going on, so openly, when so many people in France can hardly keep body and soul together, seemed ominous. TheDietrich, Marlenepointed out to TSE;a1 sameBaker, Josephinepointed out to TSE;a1 old world of smart and vulgar fashion, mixed with figures like Marlene Dietrich and Josephine Baker, both of whom were pointed out to me. ButFluchère, HenriTSE takes to;a3 I took quite a fancy to Henri Fluchère, a little professor of English at Aix who is my translator of Murder, and M. and Madame Modave (the former Belgian, the latter Australian) who were in general charge of me on behalf of the theatre, were very agreeable. I also found the actors very intelligent and friendly. Nobody mentioned Syria, and I got the impression that people in Paris were too much concerned with immediate problems of livelihood, food, and the prospects of heating next winter, to bother themselves much in external politics. Madame Badel told me, in connexion with the fact that theatres are not heated at all in the winter, that when she was acting in evening dress she suffered bitterly from the cold before she went on the stage and after she came off; but that while you were acting, you forgot about it. The audience could keep their coats and furs on, and did.

This letter is really a report on Paris, and I shall write an ordinary sort of letter next Monday. ThisBritish General Election1945;a2 week I come back to Shamley on Wednesday night, in order to cast my vote; butOldham, Joseph;e8 IMoot, The;d5 have to go off again on Friday to one of Oldham’s weekend conferences. TomorrowHayward, Johnflat-hunting with;l9 I go to look at a flat in Chelsea which one of John’s lady friends has discovered; and this morning Freda Lovingbird went to see it representing me. It sounds just what is needed – ground floor, with porter, so that John could get in and out – large, and the only out is that it needs thorough re-decorating. So I think the only consideration will be the price.4 I'Preface' (to The Dark Side of the Moon);a1 have promised to write a preface to a book on the history of the relations of Russia and the Poles, which will give me some trouble.5 ItFaber and Faber (F&F)consider moving to Grosvenor Place;f4 would be strange to live in Chelsea, and have an office overlooking Buckingham Palace – for that is where Faber and Faber are likely to be moving sometime next year, to Grosvenor Place. I am longing to be settled – for what the word ‘settled’ can mean.

Your loving

1.(Alfred) Duff Cooper (1890–1954), Conservative Party politician, diplomat, writer and diarist, served as British Ambassador to France, 1944–7. His wife (married in 1919) was the socialite Lady Diana Manners (1892–1986).

2.AustinGill, Austin Gill (1906–90): scholar of French literature and culture, lectured at the University of Edinburgh, 1933–43, before being recruited as British Council representative in Paris, in Aug. 1944. After a year in Paris, he returned to the UK to teach modern languages at Magdalen College, Oxford, 1945–50; and he was again Director of the British Council in Paris, 1950–4.

3.PaulBadel, Paul Annet Annet Badel (1900–85), a French businessman, purchased the Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier, proposing to use the venue as a jazz club. Yet he arranged the première at his theatre of Huis-Clos, by Jean-Paul Sartre (May 1944), and of Murder in the Cathedral (June 1945). His wife was Gaby Sylvia, née Gabrielle Zignani (1920–80), film and TV actor. See Marie-Françoise Christout, Noëll Guibert and Danièle Pauly, Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier 1913–93 (1993).

4.TSE19 Carlyle Mansions, LondonTSE's tour of no. 14;a1n looked initially at a ground-floor flat – no. 14, Carlyle Mansions, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London S.W.3 – but ultimately agreed to take the lease of no. 19, on the third floor.

Valerie Eliot to Christopher Southgate, University of Exeter, 12 July 1994: ‘TSE found the Chelsea flat, saw to its repair, decoration, and the lease. He occupied two rooms at the back, leaving the front ones overlooking the Thames to JH.’ Valerie Eliot to Jim McCue, 7 Mar. 1995: ‘Did you know that my husband lived at 19 Carlyle Mansions, and when he took the flat he had no idea that James had lived above it? I purchased some time ago the novelist’s own copy of Notes of a Son and Brother, partly because he had written his name and address in it.’

See further Simon Day, ‘Rooms with a View: The Centenary of Carlyle Mansions, Cheyne Walk’, Country Life, 20 Nov. 1986, 1654–5.

The initial rent for the flat was £360 per annum for a period of three years.

5.Preface to The Dark Side of the Moon [by Zoe Zajdlerowa] (F&F, 1946): CProse 6, 742–7.

19 Carlyle Mansions, London, TSE's tour of no. 14, its Chelsea environs, TSE on settling down at, its post-war condition, refurbishments to, described, almost habitable, TSE installed at, joined by JDH, TSE's first home for years, servant problems, redecorated, TSE's possessions remain at, no longer TSE's address,
Badel, Paul Annet,

3.PaulBadel, Paul Annet Annet Badel (1900–85), a French businessman, purchased the Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier, proposing to use the venue as a jazz club. Yet he arranged the première at his theatre of Huis-Clos, by Jean-Paul Sartre (May 1944), and of Murder in the Cathedral (June 1945). His wife was Gaby Sylvia, née Gabrielle Zignani (1920–80), film and TV actor. See Marie-Françoise Christout, Noëll Guibert and Danièle Pauly, Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier 1913–93 (1993).

Baker, Josephine, pointed out to TSE,
British Council, and TSE's mission to Sweden, honours TSE with Edinburgh reception, and TSE's abortive mission to Italy, and TSE's abortive North Africa mission, despaired of, wartime trip to Paris, think TSE's lecture too French, TSE opens exhibition for, trip to Paris,
British General Election, 1931, 1936, and the value of sterling, 1945, its political terrain, TSE fears Labour Party's agenda, but welcomes change of government, 1951,
Cooper, (Alfred) Duff, 1st Viscount Norwich, gets TSE's bye-election vote, and Lady Haig, at The Literary Society, his resignation, his resignation, for which TSE congratulates him, and wife at Meurtre gala,

6.AlfredCooper, (Alfred) Duff, 1st Viscount Norwich Duff Cooper, 1st Viscount Norwich of Aldwick (1890–1954), since 1937, First Lord of the Admiralty.

Dietrich, Marlene, pointed out to TSE,
Doat, Jan, and the Vilar Meurtre, as chorus-master,

2.JanDoat, Jan Doat (1909–88): celebrated French theatre, opera and TV director; actor and writer.

Faber and Faber (F&F), TSE's office in, the garrulousness of publishing, refuge from home, in financial straits, future feared for, tranquil Saturday mornings at, TSE disenchanted with, hosts summer garden-party, as part of Bloomsbury, TSE considers 'home', VHE intrusion dreaded at, robbed, increases TSE's workload, TSE's editorial beat at, negotiate over Murder in the Cathedral, pay advance for Murder, VHE's appearances at, and Duff Cooper's Haig, 'blurbs' for, commission new letterhead from Eric Gill, give Ivy lunch for Dukes, TSE as talent-spotter and talent-counsellor, and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, mark TSE's 50th birthday, and the prospect of war, and closing The Criterion, lose Morley to America, on war footing, war ties TSE to, fire-watching duties at, wartime bookbinding issues, advertisements to write for, Picture Post photographs boardroom, offices damaged by V-1, consider moving to Grosvenor Place, lunch at Wednesday board-meetings, Christmas staff party,
Fluchère, Henri, mourns The Criterion, his translation of Murder, TSE takes to, translating Aix lecture, lectures on Apollinaire, as TSE's companion in Aix, TSE's debt to, promised foreword by TSE, on Cocktail Party in Paris, hosts TSE in France, Shakespeare,
France, TSE's Francophilia shared by Whibley, TSE dreams of travelling in, synonymous, for TSE, with civilisation, the Franco-Italian entente, over Portugal, TSE awarded Légion d’honneur, subsequently elevated from chevalier to officier, TSE describes a typical French reception, Switzerland now favoured over, French cuisine, French culture, Exhibition of French Art 1200–1900, French painting, compared to English culture, French language, tires TSE to speak, TSE hears himself speaking, TSE dreads speaking in public, and TSE's false teeth, French politics, French street protest, England's natural ally, post-Versailles, post-war Anglo-French relations, French theatre, the French, more blunt than Americans, as compared to various other races, Paris, TSE's 1910–11 year in, EH pictured in, its society larger than Boston's, TSE's guide to, Anglo-French society, strikes, TSE dreads visiting, post-war, the Riviera, TSE's guide to, the South, fond 1919 memories of walking in, Limoges in 1910, Bordeaux,
Gill, Austin,

2.AustinGill, Austin Gill (1906–90): scholar of French literature and culture, lectured at the University of Edinburgh, 1933–43, before being recruited as British Council representative in Paris, in Aug. 1944. After a year in Paris, he returned to the UK to teach modern languages at Magdalen College, Oxford, 1945–50; and he was again Director of the British Council in Paris, 1950–4.

Hayward, John, in TSE's thumbnail description, his condition and character, what TSE represents to, VHE complains about TSE to, TSE's new chess-playing neighbour, meets EH over tea, hosts TSE, GCF and de la Mare, on EH, on EH (to TSE), gives TSE cigars for Christmas, calls EH TSE's 'sister', and the Dobrées on Boxing Day, and TSE play a prank on guests, backstage at The Times, taken for walk, on Jenny de Margerie, Empson, TSE and Sansoms call on, evening with Spender, Jennings and, exchanges Christmas presents with TSE, exchanges rare books with TSE, sends luxuries to convalescent TSE, TSE's only regular acquaintance, dines with TSE and Camerons, lent Williams's Cranmer, accompanied to the Fabers' party, hosts discussion about Parisian Murder, inspects French translation of Murder, and TSE's Old Buffers' Dinner, gives TSE bath-mitts, given wine for Christmas, one of TSE's dependents, at Savile Club Murder dinner, Empson takes TSE on to see, possible housemate, in second line of play-readers, walked round Earl's Court, and Bradfield Greek play, and TSE drive to Tandys, and TSE give another party, corrects TSE's Anabase translation, watches television with TSE, Christmas Day with, introduced to Djuna Barnes, meets Christina Morley, walk round Brompton Cemetery with, Hyde Park excursion with, moving house, at his birthday-party, honoured at F&F, displaced to the Rothschilds, where TSE visits him, among TSE's closest friends, his conversation missed, the prospect of Christmas without, excursions to Cambridge to visit, 'my best critic', gives TSE American toilet-paper, helps TSE finish Little Gidding, possible post-war housemate, protector of TSE's literary remains, foreseeably at Merton Hall, discusses plays with TSE, flat-hunting with, and Carlyle Mansions, his furniture, installed at Carlyle Mansions, further handicapped without telephone, undermines TSE's aura of poetic facility, irritates except in small doses, helps with adjustment of TSE's OM medal, at the Brighton Cocktail Party, hounded by Time, quid pro quo with TSE, arranges first-night party for Cocktail Party, arranges Confidential Clerk cast dinner, and TSE's Selected Prose, and TSE entertained by Yehudi Menuhin,

11.JohnHayward, John Davy Hayward (1905–65), editor and critic: see Biographical Register.

Moot, The, first meeting, invited to TSE's Maritain dinner, no substitute for individual friendships, seems futile, welcomes Reinhold Niebuhr as guest, discusses TSE's paper,
Murder in the Cathedral, idea for initially suggested by Laurence Irving, offered to Martin Browne, St. Thomas as TSE's muse, TSE on writing, tentatively, 'The Archbishop Murder Case', uncertainties over title, currently 'Fear in the Way', which proves unpopular, TSE on rewriting, title settled on, final revisions for printer, tentatively critiqued by EH, and EH on TSE as dramatist, chorus copied for EH, Virginia Woolf's aspersions on, the form of its choruses, defended from obscurity, did not test TSE's plotting, book-sales to-date, $1,000 offered for American rights, pays for 1936 American trip, Italian and Hungarian rights sold, and Whiggery, Savile Club dinner to celebrate, compared to next play, discrepancies of Canterbury Text, Martin Browne's initial response to, TSE recognised as author of, TSE on its cheerful title, EH on, abandoned Mercury Theatre premiere, suggested by Yeats and Doone, in the offing, and Doone's response to first draft, EH requested at, imperilled, text copied for Yeats, 1935 Canterbury Festival production, in rehearsal, opening night, reception, final performance, and EH's response, 1935–6 Mercury Theatre revival, Martin Browne pushing for, in rehearsal, which EH attends, compared to Canterbury original, at the box-office, its 100th performance, still running, proposed tour to end, 1936 BBC radio version, BBC bid to produce, broadcast fixed, BBC memo on, in rehearsal, TSE on, abortive 1936 New York transfer, Dukes visits America to arrange, blighted by Brace's actions, quashed by Federal Theatre production, its usurper founders, deferred to autumn, unsolicited 1936 New York production, licensed by Brace, to be directed by Rice, seemingly withdrawn, Rice resigns from, delights EH and Eleanor Hinkley, TSE sent press-cuttings for, EH reports on, TSE speculates as to textual discrepancies, attended by Eleanor Roosevelt, extended and potentially expanded, TSE to the Transcript on, may predispose immigration authorities favourably in future, royalties from, 1936 University College, Dublin student production, described by TSE, rumoured Australian and American productions, 1936 Gate Theatre touring production, TSE's long-held wish, scheduled, 1936 touring production, due at the Arts Theatre, Cambridge, as it was played in Cambridge, 1936 America pirate production, 1937 Duchess Theatre West End transfer, date fixed for, announced in Times, dress-rehearsal attended, reception, reviewed, royalties, still playing, ticket sales pick up, coming to an end, receives royal visit, 1937 touring production, scheduled post-Duchess, beginning in Leeds, then Manchester, going strong, 1937 Harvard University production, 1937 Amherst College production, singled out for praise, 1937 Old Vic production, touring production arrived at, in rehearsal, 1937 Tewkesbury Drama Festival production, 1938 American tour, projected for January 1937, said date seconded by Dukes, deferred to September 1937, confirmed again by Dukes, pre-tour dates in Golders Green, then Liverpool, opening in Boston in January, over which EH is consulted, tour itinerary, Family Reunion keeps TSE from, preparatory re-rehearsal for, pre-crossing Liverpool dates, EH's judgement desired, EH reports on first night, reviewed in The Times, EH sends New York cuttings, prematurely transferred to New York, Dukes reports on, Westminster Cathedral Hall charity performance, 1940 Latham Mercury revival, revival suggested in rep with Family Reunion, wartime modern-dress production suggested, ambushes TSE, in rehearsal, first night, reviewed, Browne's wartime Pilgrim Players' adaptation, Hoellering film, Hoellering's initial approach made, Hoellering's vision for, TSE adapting for screen, reconnoitre of Canterbury for, casting Becket, recording made for, development process described to NYT, non-actor found for Becket, screenings of Groser, set-dressing, screening, approaching release, still in the edit, final screening, and Venice Film Festival, seeking distribution, soon to premiere, opens, initial reception, circulating in shortened version, 1945 Théâtre du Vieux Colombier production, compared to Martin Browne's, royalties, apparently a hit, reviewed, reaches 150 performances, Fluchère's involvement, 1946 German production, 1947 Edinburgh Festival production, 1948 Milton Academy production, 1949 broadcast, 1949 Berlin production, politically resonant, 1952 University of Rennes, Grand Théâtre abridgment, 1952 Théatre National Populaire production, 1953 Old Vic revival, waiting on Donat, TSE on, 1954 Harvard production,
Oldham, Joseph, lunches with TSE, convenes discussion of contemporary Christianity, at the Unemployment Conference, éminence grise in Council for Life and Work, hearing improved, spearheading anti-Nazi Church movement, puts TSE up to BBC talk, sent TSE's Revelation contribution, which he prizes, organises Lambeth Council, initiates 'Moot', and the Moot, first Moot meeting, bewails mankind, anointed reader of Boutwood Lectures, founds new wartime committee, which meets, sent drafts for CNL, as editor of CNL, views diverge from those of TSE, pleased with TSE's education supplement, needs holiday, convenes education group meeting, propagates yet another religious body, his style, to meet Michael Roberts, Church, Community and State,
see also Oldhams, the

8.JosephOldham, Joseph (‘Joe’) Houldsworth Oldham (1874–1969), missionary, adviser, organiser: see Biographical Register.

'Preface' (to The Dark Side of the Moon), finished,
Sartre, Jean-Paul, denounced along with TSE, Huis-Clos,
travels, trips and plans, EH's 1930 trip to England, EH's proposed 1931 England visit, called off, EH's 1932 summer holidays, the Eliots' Derby Day excursion, related, the Eliots' July 1932 Hindhead visit, the Eliots' August 1932 Eastbourne holiday, described, TSE's 1932–3 year in America, Norton Professorship offered to TSE, and the prospect of reunion with EH, which TSE refuses to see as decisive, which angers EH, who writes and destroys a response, TSE's financial imperatives, TSE's itinerary, and the question of discretion, opportunity for adventurous lecture-tours, TSE speculates on attendant feelings, TSE on the voyage over, TSE reflects on, TSE's return from, the Eliot family's Randolph holiday, TSE's 1933 westward tour to Scripps, proposed to EH, and TSE's need to lecture, possibly via St. Louis, TSE's itinerary, possible stopover in Seattle, a shameful source of happiness, still a happy thought, described by Havens and others, TSE reflects on, TSE's return from, TSE wonders at after-effect on EH, EH urged to reflect honestly on, Ada on, and a conversation about divorce, in EH's recollection, possible EH 1933 summer in England, TSE's 1933 Faber summer holiday, set for mid-August, postponed, rearranged, TSE buys summer outfits for, described, TSE's 1933 tour of Scotland, possible itinerary, Morley's preparations for, described for EH, TSE's 1933 trip to Paris, mooted, described, EH's 1934–5 year in Europe, TSE delighted at the prospect, attempts to coordinate with TSE's 1934 summer plans, the Perkinses due in Chipping Camden, EH's itinerary, TSE's initial weekend at Chipping Campden, TSE books rooms in Lechlade, TSE visits Campden again with family, and again alone, which visit TSE reflects on, TSE's plans to entertain EH en route to Europe, EH's continental itinerary, VHE and propriety inhibit pre-Paris arrangements, L'Escargot lunch, weekend in Sussex for EH's birthday, possible London tea-party, second lunch at L'Escargot, EH and TSE's November excursions, a month which TSE reflects happily on, EH's summer 1935 plans, EH departs England, EH in Florence, arrived in Rome, TSE coordinating with EH's return, TSE recommends Siena, EH returns to Florence, EH sails for Riviera, EH returns from France, L'Escargot lunch on EH's return, EH sails for Guernsey, May 1935, EH's June 1935 London sortie, TSE attends Dr Perkins's birthday, TSE's July 1935 Campden week, TSE offers to fund EH in London, where EH joins Jeanie McPherrin, TSE's Campden birthday weekend, prospect of EH spending month at Blomfield Terrace, Thorp theatre outing, TSE's 6–8 September Campden weekend, EH staying at 19 Rosary Gardens, EH to Campden for 15–17 November, EH sails for Boston, EH and TSE's final farewell, TSE and EH's final weeks in London, their excursion to Finchampstead, TSE reflects on, excursion to Greenwich, EH reflects on the final weeks of, TSE's 1934 Faber summer holiday, described, TSE's dream of Cairo, TSE's invitation to Finland, palmed off on Robert Nichols, TSE's 1935 tour of Scotland, proposed by Blake, attempts to coordinate with EH, TSE's itinerary, TSE's 1935 Faber summer holiday, TSE writes from, described, TSE's 1936 visit to Ireland, TSE's itinerary, recounted, TSE's spring/summer 1936 trip to Paris, first contemplated, date fixed, Morleys invited, TSE's itinerary, recounted, TSE's 1936 Faber summer holiday, TSE writes from, TSE's 1936 American trip, spring arrival dependent on New York Murder, if not spring, then autumn, possible excursions, autumn better for seeing EH, and possible Princeton offer, and possible Smith visit, efforts to coordinate with EH, passage on Alaunia booked, TSE's itinerary, Murder to pay for, coordinating with Eliot Randolph holiday, the moment of parting from EH, TSE's birthday during, TSE reflects on, TSE's 1937 tour of Scotland, itinerary, recounted, the Morley–Eliot 1937 trip to Salzburg, contemplated, itinerary, EH receives postcard from, described, as relayed to OM, EH's 1937 summer in England, and Mrs Seaverns, EH accompanies TSE to Edinburgh, itinerary coordinated with EH, dinner at L'Escargot, TSE's 10–11 July Campden visit, TSE's 17–22 July Campden visit, TSE's 21 August Campden visit, EH travels to Yorkshire, TSE reminisces about, TSE's 1937 Faber summer holiday, TSE reports from, leaves TSE sunburnt, TSE's 1938 trip to Lisbon, outlined to EH, TSE advised on, travel arrangements, the voyage out, described, EH's 1938 summer in England, and whether EH should spend it at Campden, EH's arrival confirmed, TSE's July Campden visit, EH's late-July London stay, TSE's 5–21 August Campden fortnight, TSE's 3–6 September Campden visit, EH's September London stay, TSE reflects on, TSE's 1938 Faber summer holiday, TSE's preparations for, TSE reports from, possible EH England Christmas 1938 visit, possible TSE 1939 visit to America, mooted for spring, complicated by Marion and Dodo's trip, shifted to autumn, threatened by war, made impossible, EH's 1939 England visit, TSE's efforts to coordinate with, threatened by war, complicated by Marion's arrival, EH's itinerary, EH's initial London stay, TSE's 7–20 July Campden visit, TSE's 22–30 August Campden visit, TSE's 2–4 September Campden visit, EH again London, EH and TSE's parting moments, in TSE's memory, memory vitiated by EH's subsequent letter, TSE's 1939 Faber summer holiday, TSE writes from, possible wartime transatlantic crossings, contingencies, in case of EH being ill, TSE's reasons for and against, and TSE's New York proposition, following invasion Denmark and Norway, impossible for TSE unless official, TSE's desire to remain in England, TSE's reasons for and against accepting lectureship, given Ada's impending death, TSE's abortive 1940 Italian mission, possible but confidential, lectures prepared for, and the prospect of seeing EP, might include Paris, itinerary, in jeopardy, final preparations for, cancelled, TSE's 1940 visit to Dublin, approved by Foreign Office, in national interest, itinerary, recounted, involves TSE's first plane-journey, TSE's 1940 Faber summer holiday, TSE reports from, TSE's 1941 Faber summer holiday, Kipling and fishing-rod packed for, TSE reports from, TSE's 1941 Northern tour, proposed by the Christendom group, arranged with Demant, itinerary, recounted, TSE's 1942 British Council mission to Sweden, TSE makes cryptic allusion to, as recounted to EH, as recounted to JDH, return leg in London, as war-work, TSE's 1942 New Forest holiday, described, TSE's 1942 week in Scotland, recounted, TSE's abortive 1942 Iceland mission, TSE's 1943 trip to Edinburgh, recounted, TSE's abortive 1943 Iceland mission, TSE's 1943 New Forest holiday, TSE's 1944 trip to Edinburgh, TSE's abortive 1944 North Africa mission, TSE's May 1945 trip to Paris, described, TSE's June 1945 trip to Paris, recounted, possible post-war American visit, and Henry's impending death, ideally ancillary to work, possibly as F&F's representative, waits on TSE's health and Carlyle Mansions, TSE's 1945 September fortnight in Lee, described, TSE's 1945 Christmas in Lee, described, TSE's 1946 summer in America, date for passage fixed, paperwork for, TSE's itinerary, its aftermath, recounted, TSE's 1947 summer in America, dependent on lecture engagements, TSE seeks to bring forward, Henry's condition brings further forward, set for April, itinerary, EH reflects on, TSE's scheduled December 1947 visit to Marseilles and Rome, itinerary, TSE's preparations for, dreaded, Roman leg described by Roger Hinks, EH's hypothetical March 1948 visit to England, TSE's postponed 1948 trip to Aix, itinerary, recounted, home via Paris, TSE's 1948 trip to America, itinerary, TSE's visit to EH in Andover, disrupted by Nobel Prize, TSE's 1948 Nobel Prize visit to Stockholm, itinerary, recounted, TSE's 1949 family motor-tour of Scotland, described, TSE's October–November 1949 trip to Germany, possible itinerary, preparations for, final itinerary, TSE's account of, the return via Belgium, TSE's January 1950 voyage to South Africa, all but fixed, itinerary, described by TSE, recounted by Faber, EH's 1950 summer in England, TSE books EH's hotel room for, TSE's efforts to coordinate with EH's movements, EH in Campden, TSE reports to Aunt Edith on, TSE's 1950 visit to America, and TSE's possible Chicago post, the Chicago leg, November itinerary, TSE's spring 1951 trip to Spain, itinerary, recounted, TSE's September 1951 Geneva stay, itinerary, recounted, TSE's 1951 British Council mission to Paris, recounted, TSE's second 1951 British Council mission to Paris, recounted, TSE's 1952 visit to Rennes and the Riviera, itinerary, recounted, TSE's 1952 visit to America, itinerary, efforts to coordinate with EH's summer, TSE on meeting with EH, TSE's 1952 rest cure in Switzerland, TSE's 1953 visit to St. Louis and America, set for June, to include fortnight in Cambridge, itinerary, EH's 1953 trip to England, EH's Alnwick plans, TSE books hotel for EH, and EH's ticket to Confidential Clerk, TSE's 1953 visit to Geneva, TSE's 1953–4 trip to South Africa, itinerary, described, arrival described to JDH, GCF on, TSE's 1954 Geneva rest cure, Geneva preferred to Paris, TSE's deferred 1955 visit to Hamburg, prospect inspires reluctance in TSE, proposed for spring 1955, dreaded, TSE now returned from, TSE's 1955 visit to America, and contingent speaking engagements, foreshortened, itinerary, Washington described, TSE's return from, TSE's 1955 Geneva rest cure, TSE's 1956 visit to America, passage fixed for April, itinerary, TSE in the midst of, TSE reflects on, TSE's 1956 Geneva rest cure, itinerary, recounted, illness during, EH's 1957 visit to England, TSE and EVE invited to Campden, TSE reciprocates with London invitation, but EH leaves England abruptly, which TSE consults Eleanor Hinkley over, who duly explains, TSE and EVE's 1958 trip to America, as rumoured to EH, EH's 1959 tour of Scandinavia, funded by bequest from cousin, TSE and EVE's 1959 trip to America, TSE and EVE's 1963 trip to America,
Vilar, Jean, as Becket in Meurtre, acclaimed with Prix du Théâtre, revives Meurtre,

3.JeanMurder in the Cathedral1945 Théâtre du Vieux Colombier production;g2 Vilar’s production of Murder in the Cathedral opened at the Vieux-Colombier Theatre on 18 June 1945. VilarVilar, Jean (1912–71), actor-producer and administrator, who founded his acting company in 1943, was awarded in 1945 the Prix du Théâtre for his outstanding work on Murder and on Strindberg’s Dance of Death. In 1947 he founded the Avignon Festival, the first drama festival in France; and he was appointed director of the prestigious state-owned Théâtre National Populaire, 1947–63. His acting roles included Macbeth, Don Juan and the gangster in Brecht’s Arturo Ui; and his productions extended from French plays to Aristophanes, Shakespeare, Beckett and Robert Bolt.