Emily Dickinson: Diviner Crowd at Home

Researching the enigmatic 19th century American poet Emily Dickinson in preparation for writing her own solo play Emily, Connie Clark discovered an extraordinary woman quite different from the meek mouse dressed in white hiding away in an upstairs room so long described in poetry anthologies and biographies. In this program, Clark discusses the reasons for Dickinson’s withdrawal from society and the degree to which she withdrew, her family life, the men she loved, her wonderful wit and joyous spirit, and her deepest griefs. Several of Dickinson’s poems are presented, as are scenes from Emily.

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