A stage adaptation of the letters between poets Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell.
"Ms. Ruhl has excerpted [Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop's] long correspondence... with a fine ear for emotional detail and the glistening phrase."The New York Times
"...the language in the piece often soars, with the writing of even routine missives achieving a, yes, poetic quality... thanks to Dear Elizabeth, [Elizabeth Bishop] and Robert Lowell have come back to affecting life."Hollywood Reporter
"Ruhl delicately explores, through nothing more than the letters and her own theatrical imagination, the solitude of the artist, the exactitude of the writer's craft, the balance between confession and privacy and, in the end, why poetry matters."Variety
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Based on the compiled letters between poets Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop, Sarah Ruhl expresses the beauty in simple correspondence. Brought to life by reading Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, Ruhl maps the relationship of the two poets from first meeting to an abbreviated affair and the turmoil of their lives in between.