Her verse play for voices, "Three Women", was produced on bbc radio. Some critics consider this text her finest and most touching work



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. . . her verse play for voices, “Three Women”, was produced on BBC radio. Some critics consider this text her finest and most touching work. It allows three different women to speak, each of whom has a very different experience of childbirth. The first woman has a normal birth, the second has a miscarriage, and the third decides to give her child up for adoption. These voices construct a discourse in which women’s bodies, consciousness and experience are at the center. “Three Women” prophesies a style of autonomy and alterity that Plath was never again to achieve. Soon after the play’s production, Plath discovered that Ted Hughes was having an affair. He left her after a confrontation. She and her children moved back to London where she sought to support herself through writing, supplemented by gifts from her mother. Emotionally devastated and physically ill, Plath wrote the poems that ultimately brought her great fame, reaching a creative peak in the month of October. These poems were for a volume she planned to entitled Ariel. After her death, Ted Hughes rearranged the poems, omitted some that he found particularly painful, and allowed them to be published under Plath’s chosen title. (source: http://litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=3579 )



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