'The Belle of Amherst'

Mar 1, 2013

Barbara Dana portraying Emily Dickinson
Credit BarbaraDana.com

The poetry of Emily Dickinson is the focus of the Big Read, Sonoma County this year. To help bring it to life, actress Barbara Dana is here this week, sharing her portrayal of the 18th century writer for local school groups and other audiences. KRCB’s Bruce Robinson spoke with her.

In addition to performing The Belle of Amherst at the 6th Street Playhouse on March 2, Barbara Dana will also play the part of the poet in several unscripted local events, as part of The Big Read, Sonoma County. You can see the full schedule here.

The video below is a "trailer" for Dana's book about young Emily Dickinson, A Voice of Her Own.