Aria Da Capo
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...more
"my only love, you are so intense!... it is tuedsay, Columbine?- I'll kiss you if it's tuesday."
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.
I read this play t...more
This famous portrait of Vincent (as she was called by friends) was taken by Carl Van Vechten in 1933.