The Confidential Clerk Author:T.S. Eliot T.S. Eliot's new verse play opened at the Edinburgh Festival last summer to admiring laughter, cheers, and rave notices. Mollie Panter-Downes reported in THE NEW YORKER that, on its London opening, "it was again saluted as a masterpiece." Russell Kirk said in his review, "This is a play which touches most movingly upon the sources of longing a... more »nd the need for enduring love, and so bears the mark of a man of genius."
Mr. Eliot has peopled THE CONFIDENTIAL CLERK with seven characters--Sir Claude Mulhammer, whose London house is the setting of two of the three acts; Colby Simpkins, Sir Claude's newly employed confidential clerk; Eggerson, the outgoing clerk; Lucasta Angel; B. Kaghan; Mrs. Guzzard, and Sir Claude's wife, Lady Elizabeth.« less