Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 12:25 am by M. in    No comments
An amateur production of Polly Teale's Brontë opens today, February 10, in Sheffield:
Ecclesfield Priory Players present
Brontë
by Polly Teale
Tuesday 10th - Saturday 14th February 2015
Ecclesfield Priory Players
Curtain at 7.30pm
E.P.P.i.C Theatre, Well Lane, High Street, Ecclesfield, Sheffield, S35 9TP

The play depicts the lives of Charlotte, Emily, Anne and Bramwell (sic) Brontë.
Without a chronological structure, the characters move back and forth in time recounting scenes from their lives both as documented and as imagined by the author. Throughout the play, the story of the three women and their brother is entwined with appearances from the characters from their writing. The play also shows the difficulties the writers had in their private and literary lives, not least of which was the inherent chauvinism entrenched in Victorian society, the hardship of life as an unmarried woman and the poor health of all four of them which lead to their untimely deaths.

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