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Jane EyreAnd at the Brontë Parsonage Museum
Music and Lyrics by Paul Gordon
Book and additional lyrics by John Caird
Based on the Novel by Charlote Bronte
Elizabeth McWhorter as Jane Eyre
Samuel Germany as Edward Fairfax Rochester
June 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, 2013
Friday & Saturday Evenings 7:30 p.m. · Saturday Matinees 1:30 p.m.
Cedar Valley College
3030 North Dallas Avenue
Lancaster, TX 75134
Father's Day: Patrick Brontë, Tyrant or Teddy Bear?
Join us for a short talk on the world's most famous literary father
June 16th 2013 12:00pm - 02:20pm
Charlotte's biographer Elizabeth Gaskell painted him as a stern authoritarian who destroyed his wife's dresses and denied his daughters meat with their meals. We now know, though, that the Gaskell biography was far from reliable. Evidence may, in fact, point to a man who was loving and tolerant, and encouraged his daughters' education in a way that was completely out of step with the attitudes of the time.
To celebrate Fathers' Day we're offering a short talk on the phenomenon of the astonishing self-made Patrick Brontë, father's of the world's most famous literary family, 'Tyrant, or Teddy Bear?'