Act I opens on New Year's Eve, 1958, as Karen Blixen prepares for a three-month visit to the United States. Addressing the audience as an unseen ghost, she weaves together stories of her fascinating, complex, and courageous life. In Act II, the writer has returned to Denmark and is dying - yet her life-affirming spirit continues to shine through the brilliant performance of Julie Harris.
©1989, 1991 William Luce; (P)1993 by The Audio Partners Publishing Corp.
"A magnificent life, a master actress, a masterpiece." (Cue magazine)
"Ms. Harris is electrifying!" (Rex Reed)
Cook, Steelworker, Sailor in Viet Nam. Retired after 4 decades as an RN. Share a birthday with Mark Twain and his love of "spinnin' a yarn"
OK so it isn't Shakespeare but what is now a-days...
A bit dated but a good listen...
I like the conversational format of the performance.
Julie Harris's performance, and it is a performance. Not just a reading.
What's not to like? She puts so much feeling into her performance. You feel her pain and her sadness.
There were several moments in the book that I particularly liked, but the ending was probably the most moving. The story is about a life winding down and I like to think that the character's final "vision" was also her final moment.
Because of Ms. Harris's performance, I bought Out of Africa which I also recommend.
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