9781528717632 - The Lamp and the Bell - Edna St. Vincent Millay
9781528717632 - The Lamp and the Bell - Edna St. Vincent Millay
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The Lamp and the Bell

A poignant exploration of the enduring bond between two women, The Lamp and the Bell is a lyrically beautiful drama celebrating sapphic relationships and unwavering love in the face of adversity.

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Author

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Imprint

Read & Co. Books

Categories

Gender Studies

Plays & Playscripts

Poetry

Poetry & Drama

Poetry by Women

Social Groups

Society & Culture

Society & Social Sciences

ISBN

9781528717632, 9781528790741

Formats Available

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Pages

130

Publication Date

14 August 2020

Dimensions 5.5 × 8.5 in

A poignant exploration of the enduring bond between two women, The Lamp and the Bell is a lyrically beautiful drama celebrating sapphic relationships and unwavering love in the face of adversity.

‘You are a burning lamp to me, a flame

The wind cannot blow out’

Set in picturesque medieval Italy, The Lamp and the Bell is a five-act fairy tale drama. Melodramatic, moving, and insightful, this play, written in lyrical verse, centres around Bianca and Beatrice whose deep friendship matures into a profound romance. Their relationship is tested as they navigate the complexities of their personal desires and the societal restrictions of their time. From the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, this play was originally written for a student production at Vassar College, New York, and first published in 1921.

Millay’s masterful dialogue and rich characterisation bring to life the intimate relationship between Bianca and Beatrice. This early LGBTQ+ play is a thoughtful testament to the courage required to pursue true love and is a timeless exploration of queer identity.

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