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Aria Da Capo

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Edna St Vincent Millay was a lyric poet and playwright. She was the first woman poet to receive a Pulitzer Prize. Millay is also known for her many romantic affairs and her Bohemian lifestyle in Greenwich Village. Aria da Capo is a one-act play. The play shows the upper class's indifference to the carnage of the lower class during the war. The play begins "The curtain rise

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Nov 16, 2008 Kay rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kay by: Joey Day
we were going to do this play one day. in the woods maybe. the two of us. and it would have been splendid.

"my only love, you are so intense!... it is tuedsay, Columbine?- I'll kiss you if it's tuesday."
Paul Pellicci
The first scene begins and all of a sudden the actors from scene two come on stage and demand to do scene two. After scene two is done, scene one begins again. This play is about scene two. You must suffer through scene one to get to the story.

Scene two is about best friends who when put into a "made up situation" can actually become different people with deadly consequences. It is such a short play that if I write more about it my comments would be longer than the play itself.

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Read this in high school and found it insufferable, as I find all Harlequinades.
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Pulitzer Prize-winning poet (the first woman to receive the Pulitzer for poetry).

This famous portrait of Vincent (as she was called by friends) was taken by Carl Van Vechten in 1933.
More about Edna St. Vincent Millay...
Collected Poems The Selected Poetry Collected Sonnets Renascence and Other Poems Edna St. Vincent Millay: Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)

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