Review - Villette at the West Yorkshire Playhouse - *Review by Richard Wilcocks* Charlotte Brontë’s *Villette*, which was recognised by knowledgeable readers in nineteenth century Brussels as a close parallel...
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So is this is going to be Phoebe’s first time in Yorkshire?East Anglian Daily Times wonders 'Why have women still not got equality?':
“No”, she laughs again, “I remember coming on a school trip in my teens, and I know that we all went to the Brontë Parsonage, and it was a cold, wet, miserable grey day, and I could imagine that family all those years ago, and how they must have felt living there, day after day. I had a lovely warm cosy house in Palmer’s Green, with mum and dad and my three brothers to go back to. They didn’t”.
There’s a lot that can provoke Eleanor Rehahn’s sense of fairness. The pastel-rich, “girly”, Lego Friends range does. Even bricks and mortar. “There’s a whole estate in Stowmarket where all the roads are named after writers and artists and musicians. There’s not a single woman! Not even a Brontë!” she says. (Steve Russell)The Daily News unveils one of the projects of the local writer Diane Denton:
Denton works for the town of Pembroke, which leaves weekends to do most of her writing. She is currently working on a collection of novellas about English writers, Anne Brontë, Christina Rossetti and Mary Webb. (Virginia Kropf)Winnipeg Free Times reviews recent graphic novels, including Kate Beaton's Step Aside, Pops!:
Some of the strips have appeared on her successful webcomic Hark! A Vagrant; they continue her offbeat retelling of classic stories, from Wuthering Heights to Julius Caesar. (Candida Rifkind)The Huffington Post reviews the novel Twain's End by Lynn Cullen:
Twain's End is as intriguing a book as you have ever read because it is a love story for the ages. Just as Catherine and Heathcliff were tragically drawn to each other so are Isabel and Sam. Theirs is a tale of passion, sacrificial love and heartbreak. The fact it is all based on truth makes it even more impactful. (Jackie K. Cooper)New Straits Times talks about Guillermo Del Toro's Crimson Peak:
His “Crimson Peak“, which rolls out around the world this month, borrows strongly from Del Toro’s love of Edgar Allen Poe stories, especially “The Fall of the House of Usher“, and the 1939 film version of “Wuthering Heights“, with their complex reflections on human psychology. (AFP)Screen Rant interviews the Mexican director:
SR: What movies were you inspired by when you were making it? (Ben Moore)Derbyshire and Jane Eyre in The Sunday Times; Oliver Kamm's The Pedant column in The Times talks about the use of 'different to' and 'different from' and quotes from Charlotte Brontë's letters.
GDT: Actually, an old movie with Vincent Price called ‘Dragonwyck,’ there’s a quote from it in ‘Crimson Peak.’ ‘The Innocents’ by Jack Clayton. ‘Great Expectations’ by David Lean. ‘Rebecca,’ for sure. ‘Jane Eyre,’ the Robert Stevenson version with Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine. You know, some of the classic – ‘The Spiral Staircase’ with Dorothy McGuire.