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Dear Elizabeth - Full Length Play, Drama

Dear Elizabeth

Sarah Ruhl

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Full Length Play, Drama

1m, 1f, 1m or f

ISBN: 9780573705335

A stage adaptation of the letters between poets Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell.

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Minimum Fee: $125 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Adaptations (Literature), Biography

105 Minutes

Time Period - 1970s, 1960s, 1950s, 1940s / WWII

Settings Of Play - A spare set, with two chairs.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Reader's Theatre

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

Based on the compiled letters between poets Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop, Sarah Ruhl expresses the beauty in simple correspondence. Brought to life by reading Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, Ruhl maps the relationship of the two poets from first meeting to an abbrieviated affair and the turmoil of their lives in between.

REVIEWS 

"Ms. Ruhl has excerpted [Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop's] long correspondence...with a fine ear for emotional detail and the glistening phrase." - The New York Times, Read More 

"...the language in the piece often soars, with the writing of even routine missives achieving a, yes, poetic quality... thanks to Dear Elizabeth, [Elizabeth Bishop] and Robert Lowell have come back to affecting life." - Hollywood Reporter, Read More 

"Ruhl delicately explores, through nothing more than the letters and her own theatrical imagination, the solitude of the artist, the exactitude of the writer’s craft, the balance between confession and privacy and, in the end, why poetry matters." - Variety, Read More 


Dear Elizabeth premiered at the Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, CT November 2012 under the direction of Les Waters.

Characters

CASTING

1m, 1f, 1m or f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Parts for Senior Actors

ELIZABETH BISHOP - A woman, between the ages of forty and sixty
ROBERT LOWELL - A man, between the ages of forty and sixty
STAGE MANAGER

Videos
  • Sarah Ruhl on Dear Elizabeth

  • Dear Elizabeth at Berkeley Rep

  • Behind the Women's Project Theatre production of Dear Elizabeth

  • Dear Elizabeth at Yale Repertory Theatre

Author
Sarah Ruhl

Sarah Ruhl

Sarah Ruhl’s plays include For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, The Oldest Boy, In the Next Room, or the vibrator play, The Clean House, Passion Play, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Melancholy Play; Eurydice; Orlando, Late: a cowboy song, Dear Elizabeth and Stage Kiss. She has been a two-time Pulitzer prize finalist and a Tony award nominee. Her plays have been produced on Broadway at the Lyceum by ... view full profile

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