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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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Harris at her Full Potential
26 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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.

I watched this as a tribute to the recent passing (August 2013) of Julie Harris. Unfortunately, it is not the version directed by Charles Nelson Reilly, but direction is hardly what makes this worth watching.

Harris nails it. Obviously I have no idea what Emily Dickinson actually sounded like, or her accent or inflections. But I like to think she was exactly like the way Harris portrays her -- full of insight, wit and humor. And so expertly portrayed -- over an hour of monologue without a stumble or a pause.


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