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The Belle of Amherst (1976)

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Portrait of 19th century American poet Emily Dickinson based on her poems, letters and notes. This is a taped broadcast of a live one-woman performance.

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Portrait of 19th century American poet Emily Dickinson based on her poems, letters and notes. This is a taped broadcast of a live one-woman performance.

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The original Broadway production of "The Belle of Amherst" by William Luce opened at the Longacre Theater in New York on April 28, 1976 and ran for 116 performances. Julie Harris was won the 1977 Tony Award for Actress in a Drama and recreated her stage role in the filmed production. See more »

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23 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the absolute worst play I've ever seen. The whole point to it was, "Yea lets get inside Emily Dickinson's head and learn more about her life". In that respect, its good, but its terribly done. You'll find yourself wondering why Julie Harris is yelling at you throughout the play. Yes that's right, whenever she has an emotional line, she tends to yell at the audience and scream her thoughts. Um...yea less of the crap and more of something productive. But, nevertheless, it never gets above the crap and I found myself crying at the end wondering: "WHY ME!!!???". So, if you're interested in seeing this play, I would highly encourage you to rethink your life and ask yourself, "Is 2 hours of pain really worth it???"


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