Monday, February 27, 2012

Emily Dickinson

I just had just finished reading The Diary of Emily Dickinson--which is actually a work of fiction by Jamie Fuller.  I really liked the book.  Then, coincidentally, I had the opportunity to attend a readers' theater production that featured the poetry of Emily Dickinson.  What a treat that was!  There were four readers--two narrators and two who took the role of Emily.  It was thoroughly enjoyable, but I have to say I learned a real appreciation for those who are true professionals in their field.  Two of the women were professional actors.  What they brought to the whole experience was beyond my powers of description.  I did not watch the Oscar awards last night, but I did gain a fuller comprehension of what it means to be a professional actor.


Margaret said...

Diary of Emily Dickinson. I'm writing it down.

marciamayo said...

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches on your soul.

That's the only poem I know. Actually, the only part of a poem I know, but I do love it.

Arkansas Patti said...

I am sadly uneducated in Emily Dickinson, may need to correct that. I think stage actors like you saw, who go from start to finish are real actors. Those who act in segments somehow don't impress me.

Grandma Kc said...

I HAVE to find more time to read.

I love audio books and the reader can sure make a huge difference in whether I enjoy it or not.

Jenn Jilks said...

My son is an actor. Just did a wee part in a TV show. It's a hard life. He hasn't had many gigs, but perseveres!
I love your wide range of topics!
I'm not the best cook, love your inspiration!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

I love it when others tell me a good book. I am like Margaret I have to write it down.
Glad you enjoyed your evening. Since meeting my friend Gretchen I have a new appreciation for them myself.
Have a wonderful weekend

Bossy Betty said...

Love Emily!

Thanks for stopping by my blog this morning!

Arkansas Patti said...

Thank you so much for your words of comfort. I needed that so much.