Triumph And Tragedy: Anne Brontë In London - When Anne Brontë, accompanied by her sister Charlotte, arrived in London on the dawn of 8th July 1848 they had intended to stay for one night only and retu...
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William Luce wrote Brontë first as a radio play for actress Julie Harris to perform on Masterpiece Radio Theatre, Elinor Stout directing. Entitled Currer Bell, Esq. (Charlotte Brontë's nom de plume), this production won three prestigious broadcasting awards - the Peabody Award, the Ohio State Award and Columbia University's Armstrong Award.In 2012 the piece was revived in New York by the Alloy Theater Company with Maxine Linehan in the title role.
Miss Harris next performed Currer Bell, Esq. as a Caedmon Records production directed by Ward Botsford. With the new title of Brontë, the play's third presentation became Irish Television's movie version filmed on location in the green moor country of County Wicklow and directed by Delbert Mann. The film premiered in New York's Lincoln Center, followed by public television airings in North America and the UK.
Brontë's final incarnation was Luce's current stage version, with Julie Harris being directed by Kristoffer Tabori, and subsequently by Charles Nelson Reilly. Brontë has had theater productions throughout the United States, Canada, Scandinavia, South America, Europe and Japan. (Source)