Christmas Lunch and Entertainment 2016 - The annual Brontë Group Christmas Lunch took place last Saturday, 3 December. Around 40 members turned up to enjoy a three-course meal, drinks and entertai...
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The Chapter House Theatre Company is touring some of the country's finest stately homes and country estates in order to bring audiences a truly beautiful performance of Jane Eyre.Entertainment Weekly interviews Margaret Atwood:
Script writer Laura Turner said: "Jane Eyre is not only an unforgettable love story, it is a young woman's coming of age.
"There is something about Rochester's passion and Jane's determination and self-preservation that stays with readers and I hope our Jane Eyre will stay with audiences in the same way this summer."
Director Rebecca Gadsby continued: "Following on from last year's Wuthering Heights, I will once again delve into the darker world of Brontë with Chapterhouse's premier production of Jane Eyre.
Do you read a lot of romance books?The Telegraph (India) talks about Twin Peaks and mentions the Red Room sequences:
I’ve made a study of Harlequin romances over the years. I dip into them, just to see what’s changed. Once upon a time, men never said much. They were very silent. Strong, but extremely silent. Now they chat quite a lot more. And it used to be that the climactic scene was when they got engaged. But there wasn’t any sex before marriage: They were quite proper in that way. But I think a lot of that has changed, too.
It used to be that the job range of the heroines was quite limited, so they could be nurses, they could be governesses, like Jane Eyre, and a really nifty one that I liked a lot was “picture restorer.” They would get invited to the mansion, hired by the mansion people to restore their paintings, thus bringing them in contact with Mr. Rochester, in his new form. (Isabella Biedenharn)
Twin Peaks revived those youthful memories in my body as I devoured both seasons in a week. As I watched the episodes late into the night, I would look up, from time to time, from my laptop screen at the curtained door that faced me. The curtain hid the veranda and the garden beyond. It trembled in the breeze of the fan without being lifted enough to let me look outside, and suddenly my study with its stone-cold red-oxide floor would become the Red Room (wasn't Jane Eyre also locked up in a red room as a child?), and the garden - which I couldn't see but knew had been turned by darkness and moonlight into the negative of a garden - was where the Black Lodge and the White Lodge would begin to glimmer and merge. (Aveek Sen)Wow reviews the play Rebounding Hail at the Edinburgh Fringe:
What if all the stories you read came to life, with their characters appearing in your room? Yeah, but what if none of these stories actually came to anything, because they were all unfinished tales by famous authors like Charlotte Brontë, Karl Marx and Raymond Chandler? (Andrea Mullaney)Cines (Spain) reviews The Age of Adaline:
Adaline podría haber sido una versión femenina de ‘El retrato de Dorian Gray’ y ‘El curioso caso de Benjamin Button’ pero con un enfoque romántico trágico más propio de heroínas como Jane Eyre o Madame Bovary, completamente opuestas y que, con una visión actualizada y moderna,hubieran hecho de esta protagonista un nuevo e interesante concepto de heroína trágica. (Translation)The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a passing (Brontë) joke:
The PGA Championship that began this morning at Wisconsin’s breathtaking Wuthering Heights … sorry, Whistling Straits … would have been the culmination of three weeks of unprecedented multimedia gymnastics to accompany the absolute spectacle of Spieth shooting for golf’s grand slam. (Gene Collier)Pasadena Weekly reports a curious anecdote from film costume designer Theadora Van Runkle:
Then I lost track of this eccentric free spirit, learning decades later of her death at 83 from lung cancer in November 2011. According to one of her friends, she spent the last week of her life in her antique-filled house on Lookout Mountain Road. It contained a studio she had reportedly created out of wine barrels from the 1939 set of “Wuthering Heights.” (Mary Reinholz)Movie News Guide insists on the comparison between Crimson Peak and Jane Eyre; Creative Tourist posts day trip guide to Haworth and Hebden Bridge; Wanderness vlogs about Jane Eyre.