‘Take courage, Charlotte, take courage’. - Anne Brontë’s final words to her sister Charlotte were ‘Take courage, Charlotte, take courage’, and they have proved to be inspirational not only to her ...
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The Full Brontë is a riotous, cabaret celebration of the lives and times of the Brontë sisters. Hosted by larger-than-life comedy comperes Monika and Nom de Plume, this is an intimate and hilarious homage to English literature's most famous sorority that will inform and entertain its audience in equal measure.Tour:
Mixing literature and laughter into one seamless comedy show, theatregoers will be led on a wild ride through the fascinating lives and classic works of the Brontë sisters, with literary readings, music, songs, stand-up, slapstick and audience participation at every turn.
Surprisingly, perhaps, it will also entail a heated and puzzling debate on why Cornwall can lay claim to the heritage of the much-loved literary sisters. Cornish audiences won't escape the duo's scathing wit, though – as Nom and Monika ensure plenty of local content to add to the merriment and mayhem. (The Cornish Guardian)
Liskeard, Liskerrett Comunity Centre, Fri 20th Mar 15, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pmAnd in Port Townsend, Washington:
Falmouth, The Poly, Sat 21st Mar 15, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Millbrook, Millbrook Village Hall, Sun 22nd Mar 15, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Lelant, Lelant Village Hall, Fri 27th Mar 15, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Lamorna, Lamorna Village Hall, Sat 28th Mar 15, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Downderry, The Zone, Sun 29th Mar 15, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
St Austell, The Old Press Gallery, 1st Apr 15, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Port Townsend author Jody Gentian Bower celebrates the publication of her book “Jane Eyre’s Sisters: How Women Live and Write the Heroine Story” with a book-launch party, 6-8 p.m., Friday, March 20 at Heartspace, 204 Woodland Way, just south of Port Townsend.
“I wrote this book because I wanted to read it,” said Bower, who first began noticing a recurring pattern in novels by women sometime in the 1980s. “All the books I read about the heroine’s journey were based primarily on Joseph Campbell’s heroic quest model, but the pattern I saw in heroine-centered stories written by women – and some men, including Shakespeare, Dickens, and J.R.R. Tolkien – was totally different.” (Port Townsend Leader)