Eliot’s Views on Verse Drama

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Dr. Manoj Kumar Chaturvedi


T. S. Eliot is considered a great poet, critic and dramatist of modern age of America. He has written the most useful poetry and become a great poet. Putting his views on drama he says, “The effect of a play on the audience is instantaneous because their qualities of mind and sensibility are different. Eliot makes a very important statement regarding the relationship between the emotion of the dramatist and the drama through which he communicates that emotion. Eliot’s problem is also to find an appropriate Verse form for the theatre. Verse drama has not been since the restoration period. Eliot says that the only way of expressing emotion in the form of art is by finding an objective correlative; in other words a set of objects, a situation, a chain of events which shall be the formula of that particular emotion.


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Dr. Manoj Kumar Chaturvedi. “Eliot’s Views on Verse Drama”. The Creative Launcher, vol. 2, no. 3, Aug. 2017, pp. 253-7, http://thecreativelauncher.com/index.php/tcl/article/view/539.
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- T. S. Eliot. The Use of Poetry and the Use of Criticism. London: Faber, 1933. pp. 152-53.

- Frank Kermode. Selected Prose of T.S. Eliot (ed.) London: Faber, 1975. p.102.

- Straus & Cudahy. On Poetry and Poets. London: Faber, 1957, p.73.

- Ibid, p. 77.

- Ibid, p.74.

- Ibid, pp. 86-87.