Genre: Talk with live subtitling
Refreshingly candid about her personal life, and written with inimitable wit and verve, these early letters from the first volume of her collected correspondence range from key moments in Plath’s adolescence; her successful but turbulent undergraduate years at Smith College; the move to England and Cambridge University; and her meeting and marrying Ted Hughes, including unseen letters post-honeymoon, revealing their extraordinary creative partnership.
From acceptance of her work, to dealing with rejection, Plath’s letters chart the early days of a writer establishing her voice.
A cast of readers featuring leading actors, authors and Plath experts presents the words of a writer who continues to captivate each new generation.
This event will have live subtitles. To join the Southbank Centre's free Access List email firstname.lastname@example.org or call their Ticket Office on 020 7960 4200. Tickets range from £15-£35. Booking fee: £2.50 (Members: £0.00). Concessions: 50% off (limited availability). The best seats for viewing the live subtitles are usually halfway back in the stalls.