Sandy Duncan is Emily Dickinson
Whether she's soaring above the stage in "Peter Pan," or flying solo in the "The Belle of Amherst," Sandy Duncan loves to take risks in the theater.
Americans fell in love with Duncan as the feisty fairy, a role that earned her a 1980 Tony nomination for best actress in a musical. This week, she's playing a more complex character, the poet Emily Dickinson, in a revival of "The Belle of Amherst." Commonwealth Theatre Company is premiering Duncan in the one-woman show Wednesday through Sunday in the Roper Performing Arts Center in Norfolk.
A one-woman show? We won't get to see Emily's wacky neighbors?
Meanwhile, Emily Dickinson's 'castle of sunshine'
discusses the Dickinson house and museum.
"famed reclusive poet"
"she shut herself off from the world"
"Legend has it"
"climb a curving staircase"
"the woman in the white dress"
"It was not until after Dickinson died"
"found the handwritten poems" [Oh! They weren't typed?]
"The bedroom window, draped with white gauze curtains"
Castle of sunshine or Castle or Otranto?