Monday, February 11, 2013

Sylvia Plath (October 27, 1932 - February 11, 1963)

"It is exactly 50 years since influential poet Sylvia Plath took her own life at the age of 30. Known for her confessional-style, the American-born writer, once married to Poet Laureate Ted Hughes, was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1982. To mark the February 11th anniversary, The Space is showing the BFI experimental short Lady Lazarus, made by film-maker Sandra Lahire in 1991. It is an intricately woven response to Plath’s readings of her own poetry. It includes extracts from Ouija, The Decline of Oracles, Cut, Daddy, Point Shirley, The Applicant, Lady Lazarus, Fever 103 and Ariel, which were recorded between 1957 and 1958."
The Space

Read more and view the 24 minute film Lady Lazurus (1991) by Sandra Lahire here...

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