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Houston Breakthrough, Vol. 1, No. 9, December 1976 - Page 16. December 1976. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 22, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/2540/show/2534.

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Title Houston Breakthrough, Vol. 1, No. 9, December 1976
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Transcript 'Belle of Amherst' airs December 29 "What I think you get from Emily Dickinson," says Julie Harris, "is what you get from any great writer —all of life. Croat writers can illuminate the realities of life—not just tell us about them, but show us their inner light." The Belle oi Amherst is Julie Harris' one woman celebration of the life, spirit and poetry of Emily Dickinson. In William Luce's play, culled from Dickinson's poems, note and letters, Harris plays Emily in almost every stage of her life, from her early teens —when she writes that she will surely be "The Belle of Amherst" by her 17th birthday —through the time, at age 53, when most of her great poems have been written. f or Harris, the play is the culmination of a long-term love affair with the words and spirit of Emily Dickinson She has been giving readings of the poet's verse for years. A chance visit to one of these readings by Charles Nelson Reilly (who directed the stage version of Belle) led to the concept of the play Ihe Belle of Amherst will, for many viewers, be an in-depth introduction to one of America's most remarkable and talented women. Julie Harris hopes the television adaptation will provide the impetus for many people to further acquaint themselves with Dickinson's writing and the treasures contained in them. ''I've never had to memori/e anything like this in my life," says Harris. "The script is more than 100 pages long. I worked four hours a day, every single day for months to learn it, and when rehearsals began there were still 20 pages that I didn't know. "Some people think it's remarkable that Emily Dickinson could write so well when she herself lived such a narrow life," Harris says. "But I don't feel that Emily's life was narrow at all I think when she decided to stay in her father's house that she chose the fullest possible life for her. She knew how great her talent was; I think she thought of herself as a candle and the important thing was to keep the flame burning. She knew she couldn't take it out into the wind." The Belle of Amherst, which had a triumphant standing- room-only, four-month Broadway run and is now on extended national tour in stage form, was videotaped at KCET, Los Angeles in front of a live audience, without interruption, except for the play's original single intermission During the 90-minute performance, Harris shows us not only Emily Dickinson's inner light but her own, as she gives one of the finest performances of her career. The Belle of Amherst will have its television premiere December 29 at 7 p.m. on Channel 8/PBS, under a grant from IBM. KAREY BRESENHAN Quilt Fair '76 planned The American woman's folk art —patchwork quilts —will be big news December 10 and 11 in Houston, when the new Houston Quilt Guild sponsors its first major project, Quilt Fair '76. More than 500 fine antique quilts (some dating as early as the 1860's) and a collection of new quilts will be for sale in the two-day exhibit at the River Oaks Garden Club Forum of Civics, 2503 Westheimer at Kirby. (Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is $1, good for repeat visits). Seven women-owned shops specializing in quilts will participate in the Fair: Antiques and Collectibles, The Country Shop, Gingerbread House, Great Expectations, and The Quilt Patch, all of Houston; and The Great American Cover-Up and Handmade & Co., both of Dallas. Quilt lectures will be given at noon each day and raffle tickets for a finely-quilted antique quilt will be sold, with the drawing on Saturday at 5 p.m. Among the exceptional quilts for sale will be a very fine gold and white Wild Goose Chase, circa 1865; several meticulously quilted Pennsylvania Dutch quilts in striking dramatic colors; some fascinating large Log Cabin quilts dating from the 1870's; a number of traditional 1930's favorites such as the Double Wedding Ring, Flower Garden, and Dresden Plate; and some true collector's items such as a 1914 Postage Stamp with more than 13,000 pieces in it, and a fine red, white and blue Ducks in a Pond with Texas feed sacks used for the backing. Chairperson of Quilt Fair 76 is Karey Bresenhan, a fifth- generation quilter and proprietor of Great Expectations Antiques, where a spectacular quilt show was held last year. "The only quilt event comparable to Quilt Fajr '76 is the annual Kutztown Fair in Pennsylvania," she explained. "Since Houston is full of quilt lovers and collectors, the Guild decided it was time the city had a really spectacular show of its own We invited each dealer on the basis of their handling quality quilts. But we'll have something there for everyone— from the fine collector quilts worth hundreds of dollars to the charming country quilts ranging under $150. "The Fair is like our Christmas present to other quilt lovers." *f HOUSTON ^ muite h^hjl b HfcuJ 2 <jrBttf> df oidL uKwtjtK ouiUAfiwifcl Wt ItoJl (ufcf rJUMU(L mom.-thucs, ie>-$ FPI.,iAt, tor* qMx-to i/iuv kguj "diVfx* Aolte" i *>fl- $cm!^u^J skJL *>wA£*tfr \r4AM<> fcLf Ita-fu ?xt\(Jur. WONP*Y,ll TO 5* TUE5.-5AT., \\ TO MlpWmZ JULIE HARRIS as Emily Dickinson in "The Belle of Amherst" /7/o HOUSTON BREAKTHROUGH - DECEMBER 1976 PAGE 15