Friday, August 14, 2015

Friday, August 14, 2015 10:33 am by M. in , , ,    No comments
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WhatsonStage publishes several images of the cast rehearsing Sally Cookson's Jane Eyre upcoming London production:
Images have been released showing the cast of Jane Eyre getting ready for opening night next month.
Sally Cookson's re-imagining of Charlotte Brontë's novel was first staged by the Bristol Old Vic last year, when the story was performed over two evenings. The production, which opens at the National Theatre on 8 September, will now be presented as a single performance.
Press materials state: "Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë's story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman's fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms."
Strictly Come Dancing visitors at the Parsonage, via Brontë Parsonage Facebook Wall:
And on the Parsonage steps today, the lovely Lisa Riley and Len Goodman! They were filming a holiday programme here. We'll share broadcast details when we have them.
The Independent reviews Noonday by Pat Barker:
In Noonday, the spirit world forms part of daily reality, witnessed in particular by one Bertha Mason (shades of Charlotte Brontë's "madwoman" in Jane Eyre). Bertha is a medium, not averse to bolstering her gift of second sight with a bit of trickery when necessary. (Michele Roberts)
Keighley News remembers the WWII victory celebrations in Haworth:
Highlight was an ambitious historical pageant called The Victor's Crown: The Story of Our Motherland, produced by the curator of the Brontë Museum, its characters ranging from Father Time, John Bull and Florence Nightingale to Young and Old England, plus tableaux representing 'Our Colonial Empire'. (Alistair Shand)
La Nación (Argentina) talks about biographies.
[Q]ue las hermanas Brontë contrajeron tuberculosis junto con otras 36 alumnas de la Clergy Daughter's School, donde dormían hacinadas de a dos por cama, estaban mal alimentadas y se levantaban a las cinco de la madrugada para lavarse con agua congelada...  (Translation)
Fria Tidningar (Sweden) explores the concept of 'monster' in literature:
På samma sätt tillskrivs ”den galna kvinnan på vinden”, Bertha Mason, i Charlotte Brontës Jane Eyre (1847) monstruösa egenskaper då hon i sin galenskap överskridit denna gräns fast åt motsatt håll. Hon beskrivs som ett morrande, rasande djur, inlåst och undangömd, och hennes ”galna” skratt skildras som omänskligt. (Anna Remmets) (Translation)
The Banbridge Leader has a gallery of pictures of the audience attending an open air performance of Jane Eyre by the Chapterhouse Theatre Company; Bookriot posts several Instagram pictures from fictional characters, including Jane Eyre. Lit with a Twist posts about Jane Eyre among others. Demographik has some nice pictures of Brontë country.


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