ELIOT, T.S. 20094



Typed Letter Signed ‘T.S.Eliot’, to Miss Gwynneth Thurburn [Central School of Speech Training and Dramatic Art], thanking her for “your notes on timing” [for the choruses in The Rock]. 1 page 10 x 8 inches, on the writing paper of The Criterion. In fine condition. 24 Russell Square, 31 January 1934. T.S.Eliot (1888-1965), poet, critic and dramatist. 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. “Your notes of timing are most useful, and reassuring – the choruses seem to take a half-minute or a minute longer than I had allowed, which is just as I should wish. I am most grateful, and for your encouragement.” “Choruses from The Rock” are published as part of T.S. Eliot Collected Poems, 1909–1962.