Difference between revisions of "The Zeal of Thy House"
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1980: Performed to mark the opening of the Nave in St George’s Cathedral in June 1980, with [[John Ramsdale]] as "Simon the workman" and [[Cosmo Pieterse]] and [[Bill Curry]] as two angels.
1980: Performed to mark the opening of the Nave in St George’s Cathedralin June 1980, with [[John Ramsdale]] as "Simon the workman" and [[Cosmo Pieterse]] and [[Bill Curry]] as two angels.
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The title of the play was taken from Psalm 69:9, “For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up" and it is a play about the building of the choir of Canterbury Cathedral in the twelfth century by a French architect, William of Sens. Written at the request of Margaret Babington, organizer of the Canterbury Festival, for the 1937 festival, it was first performed at the Canterbury Festival June 12–18, 1937, with a cast of forty professional and amateur actors. It was later produced in London at the Westminster Theatre in March 1938, and was revived at the Canterbury Festival in 1949.
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