Dear Elizabeth: A Play in Letters from Elizabeth Bishop to Robert Lowell and Back Again : A Play in Letters from Elizabeth Bishop to Robert Lowell and Back Again

Dear Elizabeth: A Play in Letters from Elizabeth Bishop to Robert Lowell and Back Again : A Play in Letters from Elizabeth Bishop to Robert Lowell and Back Again

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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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Details

Author(s)
Sarah Ruhl
Format
Paperback | 96 pages
Dimensions
137 x 203 x 10mm | 113g
Publication date
02 Sep 2014
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication City/Country
New York
Language
English
ISBN10
0865478155
ISBN13
9780865478152
Bestsellers rank
505,438