Sylvia Plath was born in Boston in 1932 and died in London in 1963, aged 30. In her brief career she produced some of the greatest and most exhilarating poetry of the 20th century. The best-known of her poems – among them ‘Lady Lazarus’, ‘Daddy’, ‘The Applicant’, ‘Tulips’ – arrived in the extraordinary torrent of creativity unleashed in her final months, posthumously collected in Ariel.
Dead Poets Live retrace the breath-taking, nail-biting ascent Plath made, by various poetic turns, to the unique and definitive voice of those final poems.
‘A stellar performance’, Times Literary Supplement