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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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Incredible performance by a great American actress
7 August 2000 | by (San Diego) – See all my reviews

I had the pleasure of seeing Julie Harris perform this one-woman show back in 1975 in San Diego. Then, when this video came out (as part of Great Performances on PBS)I was thrilled to see how close it was in conveying the actual stage performance. This is a must for all teachers of American literature who want their students to get a sense of Dickinson.


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