The Belle of Amherst

Overview

The life of poet Emily Dickinson is thoughtfully re-created in this one-woman show starring Julie Harris. As the actress reads from the poems, letters, and diaries of the poet, a picture emerges of a highly sensitive, yet troubled soul. Dickinson lived during the 19th century and was the granddaughter of one of the founders of Amherst College. As the performance reveals, the poet's writings became more experimental as she grew older. Though it would be almost impossible to create a program that could review even ...
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Overview

The life of poet Emily Dickinson is thoughtfully re-created in this one-woman show starring Julie Harris. As the actress reads from the poems, letters, and diaries of the poet, a picture emerges of a highly sensitive, yet troubled soul. Dickinson lived during the 19th century and was the granddaughter of one of the founders of Amherst College. As the performance reveals, the poet's writings became more experimental as she grew older. Though it would be almost impossible to create a program that could review even a large percentage of Dickinson's poems (she wrote more than 1,700), this one does reveal some of the reasons why her writings focused so much on the themes of nature, love, and death.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/6/2004
  • UPC: 738329036324
  • Original Release: 1976
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  • Source: Kino Video
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 18,433

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Julie Harris Emily Dickinson
Technical Credits
Charles S. Dubin Director
Theoni V. Aldredge Costumes/Costume Designer
Don Gregory Producer
William Luce Screenwriter
Mike Merrick Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Act 1 - Emily [4:42]
2. "Words of My Life." [6:22]
3. Paradise [5:54]
4. A Poet & A Baker [6:15]
5. The Christian Dragon [6:47]
6. Sabbath at Home [5:18]
7. Publishing as E. Dickinson [8:30]
8. Fame of Sorts [5:21]
9. Act 2 - Mr. Higginson [4:09]
10. One Particular Suitor [6:10]
11. Father [7:30]
12. Immortality [5:09]
13. Existence [4:51]
14. Mother [3:48]
15. A Great Darkness [7:27]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Feature
   Scene Selections
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