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    Homage to Henry: A Dramatization of John Berryman's the Dream Songs

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    May 16, 2012


    Homage to Henry: A Dramatization of John Berryman's the Dream Songs

    John Berryman's masterpiece, The Dream Songs, has been described as containing a "wild mixture of high lyricism and low comedy [which] plumbed the extreme reaches of a human soul and psyche." But its "wrenched syntax, scrambled diction, [and] extraordinary leps of language and tone" can confound readers. Homage to Henry transforms the poems into a more accessible play and brings to the stage the unforgettable character of Henry, as he encounters wine and women; faculty meetings, fame, andfamily, growing old and searching for God. Poet Paul Mariani, Berryman's biographer, calls Homage to Henry a "sad and very human story, as stark in its way as anything in Samuel Beckett."


    2 Arrow Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138

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    $15 General Admission

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    Doors open at 6:30 pm
    Show starts at 7:00 pm

    Phone: 617.496.8004

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