Dear Elizabeth

A Play in Letters from Elizabeth Bishop to Robert Lowell and Back Again
Author(s): Sarah Ruhl
Genre: Drama
Original Publish Date: Sep 02, 2014
Product Number: EB00531423
Released: Sep 02, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780374711986
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A moving, innovative play based on one of the greatest correspondences in literary history From 1947 to 1977, Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop exchanged more than four hundred letters. Describing the writing of their poems, their travel and daily illnesses, the pyrotechnics of their romantic relationships, and the profound affection they had for each other, these missives are the most intimate record available of both poets and one of the greatest correspondences in American literature. The playwright Sarah Ruhl fell in love with these letters and set herself an unusual challenge: to turn this thirty-year exchange into a stage play, and to bring to life the friendship of two writers who were rarely even in the same country. As innovative as it is moving, Dear Elizabeth gives voice to a conversation that lived mostly in writing, illuminating some of the finest poems of the twentieth century and the minds that produced them.

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Author(s): Sarah Ruhl
Product Number Z100025988
Released: Sep 25, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works
ISBN: #9781580813631