Sunday, November 09, 2014

Sunday, November 09, 2014 5:18 pm by M. in , , , ,    No comments
The Driffield Times-Post interviews the local writer, Valerie Wood:
So which methods of research do you undertake to ensure period authenticity?
I often read books by authors who were living in the nineteenth century. One of the greatest storytellers of all-time is Charles Dickens who was writing contemporary novels when he wrote “Oliver Twist” and “Great Expectations”. He was telling it as it really was. The Brontë sisters, too, were telling something of their own lives, but there are many books of research that describe life in another century pertaining to how people dressed, for instance, or their customs.
More  websites are intrigued by the title of the upcoming Faith and Despondency episode of Sons of Anarchy (S07E10, November 11, 2014):
Just in case you have not heard, this episode title is a reference to a classic poem from Emily Brontë, and there may be a little irony in here, given that we don’t see any particular reason to have faith at all, given everything that all of these characters have been through. (Cartermatt)
The Irish Independent recommends
Anne-Marie Casey's adaptation of Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë at the Gate Theatre. Desolate Yorkshire moors, a brooding Heathcliff (played by Tom Canton, above), a story of intense desire and impossible love - perfect November-evening fare. Opening night November 18, previews from November 13.
In the same newspaper there is an interview with the actress Kelly Campbell:
The last time I cried
I'm reading Wuthering Heights again. I'm a desperate romantic. "I am Heathcliff." That gets me every time.
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reviews How To Be a Victorian by Ruth Goodman:
As an avid reader of Victorian literature, I often yearned to time-travel there, where I would read new novels by Dickens and Brontë, ride in a horse-drawn carriage, take high tea with my erudite and charming friends, go to masked balls and wear some pretty darn cool clothes. (Patricia Hagan)
The Medford Mail Tribune reviews a local production of The Secret Garden:
With the support of some kindly servants (supportive Martha, played by Caitlin Lushington, old Ben, played by David J. Rowley, and Martha's brother, 12-year-old nature boy Dickon, played by Matthew Figurate) Mary begins gaining confidence and venturing from the big old mansion (think "Jane Eyre") onto the moor (think "Wuthering Heights"). (Bill Varble)
We wouldn't really say that the Brontës were 'fans' of Robert Burns but the Largs & Millport Weekly News has no problem writing it:
Famous English authors, the Brontës, John Keats and William Wordsworth were fans as was famous American president, Abraham Lincoln. -
Bibliochile (Chile) lists several romance classics:
Cumbres Borrascosas, de Emily Brontë: una historia de amor trágica entre Catherine y Heathcliff. Este último era un niño que el padre de Catherine llevó a la casa y lo crió como propio.
Pese al odio hacia él que tenían la señora de la casa y el hijo mayor de la familia, su hermana Catherine y Heathcliff se hacen grandes amigos, algo que luego se convierte en una amistad. Sin embargo, una serie de hechos desafortunados provocarán que nunca puedan estar juntos.
Jane Eyre, de Charlotte Brontë: el título lleva el nombre de la protagonista, quien es huérfana. Ésta llega a trabajar como institutriz donde la familia Rochester, donde se enamoran con el señor de la casa. Ambos intentan casarse, pero entonces un terrible secreto es descubierto. (Francisca Rivas) (Translation)
100 Greatest Novels of All Time reviews Wuthering Heights.

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