Sylvia, before that unfortunate incident with the oven…

A video that features Sylvia Plath reading her poem “Lady Lazarus.” She delivers her words with a strong, defiant voice which, given the nature of her work, comes as no surprise. The video itself verges on the cheesy, recalling the sort of too-serious-for-its-own-good pretension of a film school project. According to the comment thread that accompanies it on YouTube — a dubious source of information at best — this clip originated from a television documentary on Plath.