Dear Elizabeth OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    October 26, 2015
    Closing:
    December 5, 2015

    Theater: McGinn/Cazale Theater / 2162 Broadway, New York, NY, 10024

    Synopsis: 

    Drawn from the famed correspondence between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell – two of the twentieth century’s most brilliant poets – "Dear Elizabeth" tells a tale of unconventional friendship and intimacy that spanned thirty years and more than 400 letters, with postmarks from Maine to Key West, from London to South America.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Dear Elizabeth

    In ‘Dear Elizabeth,’ Two Solitary Poets Commune

    Charles Isherwood

    October 30, 2015: As both poets and personalities, Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell could hardly have been more different. She: intensely shy and self-doubting, producing gemlike, allusive poems so infrequently that her collected verse fits easily into an inch-thick volume. He: extroverted and convivial, if afflicted, like her, with a fundamentally solitary nature, and a prolific writer who came to exemplify the confessional poetry of the 1950s and 1960s. And yet, as their long correspondence movingly attests, each considered the other a cherished friend — “best friend,” as they told third parties — as well as a sympathetic and understanding reader (and, at times, critic).

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