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!E-PUB ☪ The Confidential Clerk ♶ The Confidential Clerk was first produced at the Edinburgh Festival in the summer ofThe dialogue of The Confidential Clerk has a precision and a lightly felt rhythm unmatched in the writing of any contemporary dramatist Times Literary Supplement A triumph of dramatic skill the handling of the two levels of the play is masterly and Eliot s verse registers its greatest achievement on the stage passages of great lyrical beauty are incorporated into the dialogue Spectator This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I finished this book in two hours, I flew through it It was just great, like everything T.S Eliot wrote, it seems I see quite a pattern here, and I can t wait to read the rest of his plays He talks about family and passion in this incredible play, and he discusses the matters in such way that one can be absolutely sure that Eliot was a very passionate man, indeed Colby is such an interesting character, he seemed different from the rest of them as they basically fought over him He was clever I finished this book in two hours, I flew through it It was just great, like everything T.S Eliot wrote, it seems I see quite a pattern here, and I can t wait to read the rest of his plays He talks about family and passion in this incredible play, and he discusses the matters in such way that one can be absolutely sure that Eliot was a very passionate man, indeed Colby is such an interesting character, he seemed different from the rest of them as they basically fought over him He was clever and observant and wise and knew what he wanted Lady Elizabeth was a silly woman but her character amused me with her oddiness Eggerson was kind hearted and always saw the best in people like Colby said Everyone trusted in him, especially Claude who kept trying to connect with his children and find connections with them I liked him, too though it made me feel a bit bad how he had resigned to his pottery dream and thought it was something to be mocked by The conversation he had with Colby during the first act was one of my favorites their dicussion over passion was real, and raw and it hurt but it was so good it just made you want to keep going Another amazing conversation was the one between Colby and Lucasta The way they wanted to understand each other and the garden analogy it was realistic and pure at the same time The connection they had was the one everyone wants, isn t it And the sudden change in her demeanor surprised me, I hadn t thought that her first impression was fake It hurt that they didn t end up together, for I think they would ve had a great relationship, but their connection was cut short by the misunderstanding and I think that s the saddest part that even at the end, they couldn t understand each other Kaghan was amusing, too, a bit of a fresh air amidst the house It was funny and unexpected to find he was the son Elizabeth was looking for Ironic, too, for they both disliked each other a whole lot But the ending was great, too I was glad to find Colby didn t give up on his dream, that he chose to follow it even if it meant he wouldn t be the best at it It hurt to see the connection between him and Claude break at the end but it was understandable To conclude, this play was great and I highly recommend it Reminds me of Shakespeare s late stuffgentle,hopeful, aiming for a kind of benign mystery Good strong sedate work from maybe the twentieth century s greatest poet I dare say truly religious people I ve never known any can find some unity Then there are also the men of genius There are others, it seems to me, who have at best to liveIn two worlds each a kind of make believe.That s you and me. With its misplaced babies and mistaken identities, The Confidential Clerk feels like T S Eliot s response to Oscar Wilde s The Importance of Being Earnest and while it may not soar to the same uproarious heights it does go quite a bit deeper, even with its absurdities For while the play ends in a marriage, a job, and a few reunions and reveals, no one not the smug financier, not his ditzy wife, not the disillusioned organist who may or may not be the son of one of them comes away qu With its misplaced babies and mistaken identities, The Confidential Clerk feels like T S Eliot s response to Oscar Wilde s The Importance of Being Earnest and while it may not soar to the same uproarious heights it does go quite a bit deeper, even with its absurdities For while the play ends in a marriage, a job, and a few reunions and reveals, no one not the smug financier, not his ditzy wife, not the disillusioned organist who may or may not be the son of one of them comes away quite happy Wishes, when realized, sometimes turn against those who have made them Where Eliot supersedes his contemporaries is in the surprisingly profound conversations of his characters, even in a comedy As for the plot everybody gets what they wish for, if not what they really want. I don t know about reviewing it but I saw the original production on tour in, I think, 1954 the year of first publication, according to the slightly revised Faber paperback first edition of 1957, which i have just found in an Oxfam shop, showing signs of some reading at least orlikely 1955 in Manchester, with at least one original star lead, Margaret Leighton, for whom Eliot had contrived a full spotlight first entrance, of which she took full advantage, still in the cast Eliot had I don t know about reviewing it but I saw the original production on tour in, I think, 1954 the year of first publication, according to the slightly revised Faber paperback first edition of 1957, which i have just found in an Oxfam shop, showing signs of some reading at least orlikely 1955 in Manchester, with at least one original star lead, Margaret Leighton, for whom Eliot had contrived a full spotlight first entrance, of which she took full advantage, still in the cast Eliot had by then publicly acknowledged its source in the Ion of Euripides In a way it s an essay in the West End theatrical conventions of its time into which he consciously but High Tory that he was, without any declared subversive intent sought to inject the the strengths of the classical theatre, while increasingly working within what he conceived to be the range of audience expectation The producer of the first run, E Martin Browne, seems to have been his eager supporter in this view Curiously, The Confidential Clerk set out on its provincial tour in the wake of Waiting for Godot , which imposed its own conventions, as did the surge of English theatre of the fifties and sixties which followed it The Family Reunion , which when new must have impressed West End folk as high falutin, ironically may have been a better start in the long run, and not the false one Eliot seems to have thought it.Looking at The Confidential Clerk now, discounting its surface theatricality, and trying to see it as a study in self deception, Eliot s solution, fundamentally that folk should be true to their own instincts about their identities and hold their ambitions up to the light before acting on them, seems a trifle simplistic and if you were a sixth former when the play was first performed in 1953 emphatically so But it might just haveinterest than we might think Even its homages to West End convention are pasted on to another family reunion , which however schematically if closes the play, ends with very conventional, actorish, questions about something which is far from conventional Possum had not retired actually bad ts eliot is usually cool as hell this sucked. Hilarious one liners. Eliot s farce of mistaken identities is also a morality play Peace salvation comes from understanding overcoming alienation from self and others God. .