Juliet Stevenson as Stevie Smith: Dead Poets Live

Juliet Stevenson as Stevie Smith: Dead Poets Live

5th March 2021

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Filmed in the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe, Olivier award-winning actress Juliet Stevenson CBE reads one of the most original poets of the 20th century, Stevie Smith, in a new film by Dead Poets Live.

Stevie Smith was admired by Seamus Heaney, mistaken for Virginia Woolf and asked out for lunch by Sylvia Plath.  Smith’s poems were as strange and timeless in the 1930s as they are today.

In this new film, released to mark the 50th anniversary of Smith’s death, Stevenson brings the British poet to life, drawing on her letters, prose, and Smith’s own illustrations.

Register now to watch the film online for free until 5 April.