By Sarah Ruhl
A relocating, cutting edge play in response to one of many maximum correspondences in literary history
From 1947 to 1977, Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop exchanged greater than 400 letters. Describing the writing in their poems, their go back and forth and day-by-day health problems, the pyrotechnics in their romantic relationships, and the profound affection they'd for every different, those missives are the main intimate checklist to be had of either poets and one of many maximum correspondences in American literature.
The playwright Sarah Ruhl fell in love with those letters and set herself an strange problem: to show this thirty-year alternate right into a level play, and to deliver to lifestyles the friendship of 2 writers who have been hardly even within the similar nation. As cutting edge because it is relocating, Dear Elizabeth supplies voice to a talk that lived generally in writing, illuminating the various most interesting poems of the 20 th century and the minds that produced them.
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For info on bulk purchases, please touch Macmillan company and top class revenues division via writing to MacmillanSpecialMarkets@macmillan. com. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication facts Ruhl, Sarah, 1974– expensive Elizabeth: a play in letters from Elizabeth Bishop to Robert Lowell and again back / Sarah Ruhl. — First variation. pages cm ISBN 978-0-86547-815-2 (paperback) — ISBN 978-0-374-71198-6 (ebook) 1. Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911–1979—Correspondence—Drama. 2. Lowell, Robert, 1917–1977—Correspondence—Drama. three. Poets, American—20th century—Biography—Drama. I. name. PS3618. U48 D43 2014 812'. 6—dc23 2014004042 www. fsgbooks. com www. twitter. com/fsgbooks • www. fb. com/fsgbooks warning: execs and amateurs are hereby warned that expensive Elizabeth is topic to a royalty. it truly is absolutely secure less than the copyright legislation of the us of the US, and of all international locations coated by way of the foreign Copyright Union (including the kingdom of Canada and the remainder of the British Commonwealth), and of all international locations coated via the Pan-American Copyright conference and the common Copyright conference, and of all nations with which the us has reciprocal copyright relatives. All rights, together with expert, beginner, movie, recitation, lecturing, public studying, radio broadcasting, tv, video or sound taping, all other kinds of mechanical or digital replica, resembling details garage and retrieval structures and photocopying, and the rights of translation into international languages, are strictly reserved. specific emphasis is laid upon the query of readings, permission for which has to be secured from the author’s agent in writing. Inquiries bearing on all rights may be addressed to Bret Adams, Ltd. , 448 West forty fourth road, long island, manhattan 10036, attn. : Alexis Williams.