Friday, October 24, 2008

Bodice rippers and other forms of art

A press release about Abbie Cornish is doing the round among news outlets like the Brisbane Times. It's mostly about her personal life, though it ends like this:

Bodice rippers seem to be her thing. Cornish appeared opposite Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth: The Golden Age and is reported to be playing star-crossed lover Catherine Earnshaw in a screen adaptation of the Emily Bronte classic Wuthering Heights. (Emily Dunn and Leesha McKenny)
Is Wuthering Heights really a bodice ripper?

The Evening Standard has a brief piece on Sam Taylor-Wood's current exhibition in London. However, they focus on other areas of her work rather than on her moor-related images.

Gay City News reviews the current production of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor in New York. As you know, this title has been much associated with the Brontës for all sorts of reasons, so this comment is spot on:
The late Victorian setting puts one in mind of Wilkie Collins or Thomas Hardy, whereas I think the 1840s era of the Brontes (and Donizetti) would suit the story better. (Eli Jacobson)
A different sort of blogosphere connection today: Mental Floss takes a look at artist John Martin and comments on his artistic influence on the young Brontës.

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