The address 7 Middagh Street in Brooklyn Heights may potentially be one of the most artistic addresses in history. Envisioned by WH Auden and George Davis, the space became an 'artist's haven' for international creative types to hide from the ever increasing tensions of the Second World War and saw personalities as varied as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali,Gypsy Rose Lee and Benjamin Britten... Read more
Britten in Brooklyn
New York City, 1940. A dilapidated house in Brooklyn Heights. The bohemian lifestyle of Benjamin Britten, WH Auden, Carson McCullers and Gypsy Rose Lee in the artistic community at 7 Middagh Street starts to unravel as World War II becomes a brutal reality. Exiled in America for his beliefs and a national disgrace Benjamin Britten must decide which way his conflicted political ideals lie but the constant parties, doomed affairs and John Dunne, the mysterious stranger provide aneasy distraction.
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