March 2015 Event - Robert Browning
Thursday, Mar 26, 2015
Robert and Elizabeth, Two Voices - One Love A shy invalid and her impetuous lover tell the intimate and intensely moving story of their secret romance, their daring escape from her controlling father, and their life in Italy of joy and sorrow. Their narrative is based on real events and emotions gleaned from the letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, whose life and love have become legendary. Roberto Palumbo, playwright and Professor Emerita (Holy Names University), on Thursday, March 26th, will present the story of the secret courtship of young, robust Robert Browning and older, frail Elizabeth Barrett, including several of Elizabeth's famous sonnets: from her desire for death to her acceptance of life with Robert - certainly a story of "love gone good."