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.
"A magnificent life, a master actress, a masterpiece." (Cue magazine)
"Ms. Harris is electrifying!" (Rex Reed)
OK so it isn't Shakespeare but what is now a-days...
A bit dated but a good listen...
What did you love best about Lucifer's Child?
I like the conversational format of the performance.
What did you like best about this story?
Julie Harris's performance, and it is a performance. Not just a reading.
What about Julie Harris’s performance did you like?
What's not to like? She puts so much feeling into her performance. You feel her pain and her sadness.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
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.
Any additional comments?
Because of Ms. Harris's performance, I bought Out of Africa which I also recommend.