The Belle of Amherst by William Luce - A one woman play about the life of Emily Dickinson (December 10,1830-May 15,1886)

The Belle of Amherst was a one woman play by William Luce based upon the life of American poet Emily Dickinson (December 10, 1830-May 15, 1886). It is set in her home at Amherst, Massachusetts now a museum. The play opened on April 28, 1976 in New York City, on Broadway at Longacre Theatre. The play takes references from sources such as her diaries and letters, her encounters with significant people of the time. In it, Emily mentions her family, her friends, close acquaintainces. It covers her years of seclusion as well as times of joy.

Here below in its entirety is the 1976 live production of The Belle of Amherst starring Julie Harris.