Book by Rita Dove Being Made Into a Feature-Length Documentary Film

rita_doveRita Dove, the former poet laureate of the United States and current Commonweath Professor of English at the University of Virginia, is the author of Sonata Mulattica, a 2009 book on George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower, a nineteenth-century Afro-European violin virtuoso. Bridgetower was the child of a Polish woman and an Afro-Caribbean man. He was a child prodigy and played violin before the kings and queens of Europe. Bridgewater was friend of Ludwig van Beethoven.

Now the story of Bridgetower is being made into a documentary film by Stone Soup Productions of Washington, D.C. The film will also tell the story of Professor Dove’s research on Bridgetower and include a profile of Joshua Coyne, a current day violinist.

The documentary is scheduled for release sometime in 2014. You can view the movie trailer below.

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