Monday, January 05, 2015

Monday, January 05, 2015 11:25 am by M. in , , , , ,    No comments
The Telegraph discusses the second season of Broadchurch (which airs in the UK today, January 5):
What’s all this about bluebells?
One of the trailers shows Ellie Miller holding a piece of card containing a pressed bluebell. Towards the end of the clip we see a field of bluebells being trampled underfoot by a mystery figure. A caption then flashes up which reads “new secrets”. In English literature, the bluebell symbolises solitude and regret (although they cheered up an ailing Anne Brontë no end). It is also worth noting that Thorncombe Woods, which leads the way to the home of Dorset’s most famous son, Thomas Hardy, are lined with bluebells in the spring. (Ben Lawrence)
What's on Stage lists the 2014 South West theatre highlights:
Best Actress: (nominated)
Madeleine Worrall (Jane Eyre)
As bright, as wilful and as independent as the books heroine, Worrall had the difficult task over the plays two parts to be the only actor to play the one part. As actors multi-tasked around her she was the audience's guiding hand. There is no bigger compliment then to say we would have followed her anywhere. (...)
Bristol Old Vic had a strong year with noteworthy performances of Jane Eyre, Swallows And Amazons and my production of the year Dead Dog but it also produced a so-so revival of Juno And The Paycock and a not very good World Cup Final 1966. (Kris Hallett)
The Times mentions Charlotte Brontë in an article about Charles Dickens's unfinished novel The Mystery of Edwin Drood and  Escritoras Inglesas (in Portuguese) posts about her; Alumnus posts about Jane Eyre.


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