Christmas Lunch and Entertainment 2016 - The annual Brontë Group Christmas Lunch took place last Saturday, 3 December. Around 40 members turned up to enjoy a three-course meal, drinks and entertai...
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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)