Review - Villette at the West Yorkshire Playhouse - *Review by Richard Wilcocks* Charlotte Brontë’s *Villette*, which was recognised by knowledgeable readers in nineteenth century Brussels as a close parallel...
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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 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.