The Rock (play)

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The Rock was a pageant play with words by T. S. Eliot and music by Martin Shaw, first performed at Sadler's Wells Theatre in London on 28 May 1934.

In a prefatory note Eliot disclaimed full responsibility for the text, saying "I cannot consider myself the author of the "play", but only of the words which are printed here."[1] By Eliot's account, the text was written in collaboration with director E. Martin Browne and R. Webb-Odell.

"Choruses from The Rock" are published as part of T.S. Eliot Collected Poems, 1909–1962.

Further reading[edit]

Browne, E. Martin (1969), The Making of TS Eliot's Plays, Cambridge University Press.


  1. ^ Eliot 1934, p. 5.