Review: Emily Dickinson comes out of the shadows

October 20, 2014 2:00 AM

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NEW YORK (AP) — Acclaimed 19th-century American poet Emily Dickinson was famously reclusive, although she maintained numerous correspondences. She was an extremely prolific poet, though not publicly recognized in her lifetime, and many details of her life remain a mystery.

William Luce dramatized Dickinson's homebound life by combining details from biographies, her poetry and her letters into an entrancing one-woman show, "The Belle of Amherst," that he wrote for the gifted and versatile Julie Harris in 1976.

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