Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Tuesday, July 09, 2013 12:30 am by M. in , , ,    No comments
A musical revue and a garden. Two Brontë-related events beginning today, July 9:
New York Musical Theatre Festival 2013

Dizzy Miss Lizzie's Roadside Revue presents
The Brontës 
Book, Music & Lyrics by Debra Buonaccorsi and Steve McWilliams
at The Studio Theatre
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 4:30 pm
Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 9:30 pm
Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 5:30 pm
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 5:30 pm
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Everyone’s favorite 19th Century literary family gets the rock treatment from Washington DC’s hippest theatrical troupe. Secrets, rivalries, drugs and drama abound as conflicted siblings Charlotte, Emily, Anne and Branwell trade Victorian repression for rock-and-roll expression in this raucous show The Washington Post called “Sublime.…Delightful musical satire.” The Brontës upends everything you thought you knew about the authors of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights -- in the most entertaining way possible!
Running Time: 90 minutes without intermission.

And at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show ( July 9-14th), one of the gardens presented is inspired by Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea:

A Valley GardenDesigned by Sophie Walker
Built by Mark Wallinger Landscapes Ltd

A Valley Garden is inspired by Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea, in which a young girl is drawn into the world of the eternal summer garden “Our garden was large and beautiful as  that garden in the bible – the tree of life grew there’. Through her engagement in the  garden, the young girl gives voice to her inner world.
Within the garden, beyond a vertically planted ‘moongate’ lies a miniature valley. Lush and  dense in green leafy shapes, two planted mounds frame a central pool. A lone weeping tree  gazes downward at itself, reflected back in the waterpool below. A silver gravel path leads us into the garden. To the right and left, the path balloons into a viewing area that looks over  two long side pools, into which leafy plants weep.
The design aims to bridge the gap between nature and the 21st Century world and the  planting scheme focuses on a variety of leaf shapes, sizes and textures to create a vibrant  green oasis, using ferns and broad leafed tropical plants.


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