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“The Belle of Amherst”‏

Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson

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a couple of my Internet interests intersected
recently to bring me this theatrical gem, this
outright treasure

there’d been a few poems of Emily Dickinson
I’d read in my poetry class, none particularly
affecting, while at the Tonys on another site
Julie Harris was winning the ’77 award for
best actress for her role as that very poet, in
a superb evocation, The Belle of Amherst“,
of Dickinson’s life, available, I, to my delight,
indeed erudition, discovered, elsewhere still
on the Internet, straight from the original
Broadway stage

Julie Harris was the very stuff of Tonys, so
was the production

watch, don’t not watch

you’ll want to run back to your Emily
Dickinsons afterwards, even

here’s one

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.

Emily Dickinson

Richard

the Tonys, 1976, ’77‏

the Tony Award Medallion

the Tony Award Medallion

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the Tonys have become for me what
the Rubinstein Competition was
last
spring, or was it summer, an addiction

in ’76 “A Chorus Line” essentially won
everything
, the closest thing to it was
“Chicago”, which, if I remember, got
nothing, undeservedly, but how do
you top a titan, A Chorus Line has
never been bested, you came out
dancing

it’s ’77 though, now, and Lily Tomlin
gets a special Tony
for a show that
couldn’t be called either a play or a
musical, Appearing Nitely was a
revelation

watch Lily Tomlin receive her award,
you’ll see what I mean

just click

Richard

another Tony treasure


the Tony Award Medallion

the Tony Award Medallion

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from the 1974 Tonys, you’ll want to
watch this skit, Mrs Snodgrass has
had 27 children, Nancy Walker is
Mrs Snodgrass

should the video not come up at the
right position, as it should, find Mr
and Mrs Snodgrass at 1:42:00 on
the time strip

enjoy

Richard

the Tonys‏

the Tony Award Medallion

the Tony Award Medallion

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this is why I love the Tonys

this is why I love Broadway

this is why I love New York

just click

Richard

“Anything Goes”‏

Anything-Goes

Anything Goes

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‘nough said

just click

Richard