New York | In Previews: Opens Sep 27

Because I Could Not Stop: An Encounter with Emily Dickinson

9 Members say: Ambitious, Slow, Clever, Intelligent, Disappointing
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Through a pairing of her words with the music of renowned composer Amy Beach, Ensemble for the Romantic Century brings audiences on a journey into poet Emily Dickinson’s soul and inner world. More…

Emily Dickinson produced some of the most haunting and mysterious works of the 19th Century, but she was one of the most elusive artistic personalities. In Dickinson’s self-imposed solitude, she constructs a world of images, sensations, and emotions ruled by the breadth of her imagination. 


“Because I Could Not Stop: An Encounter with Emily Dickinson” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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During previews
Masterful, Must see, Page mesmerizes

See it if Pedigreed princess Page mesmerizes in the uncertainty of her acting choices. On the same level as her "Edge" and "Torn Page."

Don't see it if Chambre music ensemble romantic concert series shares DNA w/ previous in same space.Extract Angelica and the others aren't distinguishable

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During previews
Beautiful, Clever, Intelligent, Profound

See it if You want a glimpse of Emily Dickinson’s life and writing. You are curious about the music of Amy Beach. You are open to unusual thoughts.

Don't see it if You don’t like 19th-century classical music. One-woman shows don’t interest you. You want action or love stories.

Also Probably not many people would come to a show that was billed as a rec... Read more Read less

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During previews
An evocative 3-dimensional tone poem about emily dickinson

See it if you are into poetry, Emily Dickinson, classical music (vocal and instrumental), language and expanding your concept of what theater can be.

Don't see it if you are expecting "The Belle of Amherst" or a traditional approach to story-telling: this is about making you "feel" not learning details.

Also Kudos must be given to Eve Wolf who founded Ensemble for the Romantic ... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Disappointing, Great staging

See it if you enjoy unusual theater. This show combines acting with instrumental and vocal music and video to tell story of Dickinson's life.

Don't see it if you like a traditional telling of a story or you do not like classical music.

Also I saw 3 other productions of this company (Van Gogh, Tchaikovsky and M... Read more Read less

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During previews
Ambitious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Slow, Enlightening

See it if you enjoy experiencing different approaches to telling a story. The chamber music is exceptional, the story telling is weak.

Don't see it if you want or expect to see a traditional stage performance

70
During previews
Ambitious, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you're interested in Emily Dickinson and would like to hear beautiful music on stage. The music was just enchanting.

Don't see it if you want to see a traditional show. This is definitely outside of the box. Had potential but it was a little too slow for me.

Also The history of Emily Dickenson's life was very interesting but overall... Read more Read less

66
During previews
Distracting, For chamber music lovers, Satisfying ending

See it if you’re looking forward to a music program of works by 19th c composer-prodigy, Amy Beach. Script arranged by a musicologist.

Don't see it if you hope the combo of artistic disciplines has a powerful effect, or for the show to make Dickinson at least as interesting as her poems.

Also Caters to chamber music aficionados and music theorists; less so to th... Read more Read less

66
During previews
Ambitious, Slow, Historical

See it if You like Emily Dickinson's work. Want to see an acrylic baby grand. You like a soprano soloist sprinkled in to your drama.

Don't see it if You like well paced theater. If you want to concentrate mostly on Ms. Dickenson's work.

Also I enjoyed the history, I enjoyed hearing Ms. Dickenson's poetry. I lik... Read more Read less

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During previews
Uneven, diffuse, busy, melodious, civilized,

See it if Amy Beach's ravishing music and Emily Dickinson's hypnotic poetry get plenty of air time. The musicians are excellent.

Don't see it if The concept and staging are very busy such that the whole is less than the sum of its parts. The visuals undermine the music's impact.

Also The rationale for juxtaposing Beach and Dickinson did not ultimately p... Read more Read less


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