Friday, July 11, 2014

Daily Mail reviews The Secret Life of Students (Channel 4):
It’s a miracle they manage to get any studying done. ‘My phone is the main distraction when I’m reading,’ admitted a literature student, struggling to plough through Jane Eyre before her lecture the next morning. She didn’t switch it off, though. (Christopher Stevens)
This article in the Ipswich Star talks about the Theatre in the Forest talks about a Wuthering Heights upcoming Summer production:
Also looming over them is second play Wuthering Heights, which the cast - bolstered by Rachael McCormick and Johnson, the latter present in cardboard cut-out form only when I popped by - are rehearsing during the day.
“The concept Jo is going for... one it’s not Shakespeare so that makes it different. Errors has all sorts going on, with Wuthering Heights we’ve all got a dedicated part, it’s an ensemble piece, not that I think it’s going to be ‘it’s Wuthering Heights day guys, chill out’,” says Thorpe, sparking laughter. “And the sets for both are amazing.”
“Having two extra actors, who are both lovely and brilliant, will help immensely because they’ll be two people who haven’t done Errors who can bring fresh energy to Wuthering Heights,” smiles Carrick.
The Comedy of Errors runs at Jimmy’s Farm, Wherstead, from July 8-August 2. Wuthering Heights runs from August 6-24. (Wayne Savage)
The Phoenix New Times recommends high school books that you should reread:
Wuthering Heights
By Emily Brontë
Despite the connotations that come with the label "romance novel," Wuthering Heights is not a pretty story. Yes, there are soul mates, love, and stunning scenery, but this Brontë sister's only novel is a dark one. The love between Heathcliff, the adopted gypsy boy, and Catherine, the daughter of the house known as Wuthering Heights, becomes as twisted and vengeful as it comes. We should warn, this story is not for everyone. There's a fair amount of abuse, both mental and physical, and Brontë displays some of humanity's ugliest flaws. But if you like dark, passionate, jealousy-wrought, tragically beautiful tales, look no further. (Evie Carpenter)
The Guardian celebrates the 25th anniversary of the death of Laurence Olivier:
His smouldering Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights (1939) turns a look of annihilating hate on Cathy's husband, Edgar, that no other actor could have matched. (Michael Billington)
The North West Evening Mail reports the arrival of the Wuthering Heights Chapterhouse production to Muncaster Castle:
This summer they will be presenting Emily Brontë’s classic love story, Wuthering Heights.
Set on the beautiful, mysterious wilderness of the Yorkshire moors, this treasured story of enduring love and passion has thrilled and entranced audiences for generations.
The adaptation that is being brought to Muncaster Castle in August has been written by award winning writer Laura Turner and will be presented at open-air venues across the UK.
Laura Turner, said: “It’s a bit like Marmite, people either love it or hate it, and I fell in love. It’s a challenging story to adapt, spanning two generations, but I hope that I have managed to instil all the passion and wildness of Emily Brontë’s masterpiece and that people fall for Catherine and Heathcliff just as I have.”
Radio Times interviews writer/director John Carney :
“Look at Wuthering Heights or Anna Karenina or Brief Encounter. Complex, compromised love is far truer to life. Difficult relationships and unfulfilled love are what interest me as a storyteller.” (Alan Jackson)
USA Today recommends 'red-hot' romance e-books:
You Make Me by Erin McCarthy (free)
If you loved Wuthering Heights, you'll enjoy this sweeping romance by a New York Times best-selling author. Caitlyn fell in love with her foster brother Heath, but now she's moved on and found a safe boyfriend. When brooding Heath reappears, how can she choose? (BookBub Editors)
The Doings La Grange interviews the local librarian:
What is your favorite book and why?
Margaret Whalen Stec: This is an extremely difficult question to answer for a bibliophile. There are too many! My favorite classics are “Rebecca” by Daphne DuMaurier and “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Brontë.
Bibliotherapy on Schwarzwaelder-Bote (Germany):
Einige Bücher aus "Romantherapie" hatte Algie auch beim Frauenfrühstück dabei. "Bei einem gebrochenen Herz, also wenn die Liebe durch äußere Umstände nicht funktioniert, hilft das Buch ›Jane Eyre‹ von Charlotte Brontë", war ein Beispiel, das die Buchhändlerin nannte. Bei akuter Einsamkeit werde "Der goldene Kompass" verschrieben. Die Seelenwesen, die darin vorkämen, seien die idealen Begleiter für einsame Menschen. (Denise Palik)
Haber Turk (Turkey) recommends Jane Eyre 2011:
Feminist edebiyatın en eski klasik romanlarından biri sayılan Jane Eyre, fakir ama, gururlu bir kızın başından geçen olayları, sınıf çatışmasına dayandırarak dramatik bir anlatım biçemiyle okurlarına sunan iyi bir biyografik hikâye. 2011 yılında beyazperdeye uyarlanan Jane Eyre; erdemli ve dürüst bir insan olabilmenin zorluklarını etkileyici bir biçimde aktararak iç çekişmelerin ‘aşk’ duygusuyla tamamiyle değişim gösterebileceğini vurguluyor. Peki, aşk her kapıyı çalar mı?
Jane Eyre romanını okuyan, okumayan herkes bu film aracılığıyla belki de hayatlarında hiç şahit olmadıkları acı gerçeklerle yüzleşecekler. Çünkü Jane Eyre'in ana ekseninde zorba bir yenge ve aşkın baskın gücü yer alıyor. Yetim kalan ufak kız Jane Eyre’nin, yengesinin himayesinde büyümesi onun hor görülüp, yalancı olmakla suçlanması ve her daim sessizliğini koruduğu için daha çok üzerine gidilmesi adeta psikolojisini bozuyor. Bir de bütün bunlar yetmezmiş gibi malikâneden uzaklaştırılarak yatılı okula gönderilmesi durumun vehametini büsbütün arttırıyor. Tabi okulda yaşadığı şiddet içerikli olayları hesaba katmazsak! Zaten bu yaşananların izleyicileri derinden yaralayacağı kanısındayım. (Arzu Çevikalp) (Translation)
Bunny Mummy has visited Haworth; Estantería Azul and mividaenlibros (both in Spanish) talks about Jane Eyre.

The Brontë Society's website remembers another AGM event. The annual church service (June 14):
Our service this year commemorated the strong strand of evangelical belief which linked William Grimshaw, the Wesleys and Patrick Brontë. Led by the visiting choir of Christ Church, Blacksburg, Virginia, the congregation sang four of Charles Wesley’s hymns all of which would have been familiar to the Brontës. (Read more) (Christine Went)

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