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Read a review of Barbara Neri's August 2005 performances of "The Consolation of Poetry" at The Mazer Theater, NY, NY.

 

 


Poster

"I was fortunate to experience the performance work of Barbara Neri at the Interdisciplinary Landscapes Conference in Northampton, England. Neri gave a beautiful and compelling performance of the opening monologue from "The Consolation of Poetry"; and then, in a fascinating lecture/discussion, she explained the development of her work, and described how the the rest of her performance develops. This inspirational project was highlighted by the performer's discussion of the creation of original material. Not only that, Neri has made an enormous contribution to our understanding of women's work in the literary cannon, and brings the brilliant life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning to life in a dramatic performance that is deep and provocative. Neri does not just "tell", she abstracts, illuminates and paints an in depth portrait of this important writer through splendid and detailed acting, movement, costume and staging."


Nancy Putnam Smithner, Ph.D. September 2004
Program in Educational Theatre
New York University

 

 

 

 


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Excerpt from Erin Lombardo's article about "The Consolation of Poetry"in the March 2002 issue of Current Entertainment Monthly, Ann Arbor, MI

 

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UM Flyer"She made me care about this poet who I knew next to nothing about. It was moving and transformational in a way that is hard to describe. There is so much here that I needed to know, that now seems elemental to me."
Phil Linsalata, 3/23/03,
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"Barbara Neri's visit to the Ann Arbor District Library [November 2003] was one of the year's program highlights. In addition to providing the Library with a fascinating and detailed month-long installation / exhibit, Ms. Neri spent an afternoon discussing her project and sharing her knowledge of Browning with the public. This special event was quite well attended and audience evaluations of the program were laudatory."


Tim Grimes
Manager, Community Relations Dept.
Ann Arbor District Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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EMU poster"The research you did for this work is staggering. Yet what I saw was this very dynamic performance. You gave us so much to see, hear, and experience. As I was watching you I knew this is what I wanted, you made it critical to the audience, taking performance to another level. And the audience was with you all the way. It was amazing!"


Akasha Fluege, Interdisciplinary Artist
March 23, 2002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Comment

"I watched Barbara Neri become Elizabeth Barrett Browning, a poet with whom I was only vaguely familiar at the time. I became a voyeur into the world of this 21st century woman becoming this 19th century poet. With the fascination of a little girl watching her big sister put on makeup, I was a 30-something artist watching Barbara show me how to be a 100-something artist."
Valerie Mann, Visual Artist, October 10, 2002.

 

 


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reviewAn excerpt from Marjorie Stone's fall 2001 article for Victorian Poetry reviewing Barbara Neri's first article on Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnets from the Portuguese.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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"I love what Barbara Neri is doing, especially her scholarship. It gives me much more to say about the Sonnets besides "well, they're more than autobiographical."

 

Sandra Donaldson, University of North Dakota.

Editor in Chief: The Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

 

 

 


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Armstrong Browning Library

 

 

 

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