The 'different way of working' for Eliot since his own middle years has been the theater. In the 24 years since his 'Murder in the Cathedral' he has enriched the meager repertory of modern poetic drama with plays which though similar in theme, have shown progression and a capacity to integrate all stages of his experience. At the age of 70, he has written a new work which, if remote from the Eliot of 'Prufrock' and the 'Four Quartets' (to mention the two extremes of his style), unmistakably derives from the Eliot of the early and middle years.