Monday, January 11, 2016

Monday, January 11, 2016 11:41 am by Cristina in , , , ,    No comments
The Telegraph and Argus tells about Brontë enthusiast Imelda Marsden's new project:
Lifelong Brontë enthusiast Imelda Marsden will portray the Brontë’s story through the eyes of a Shipley nurse whose ancestor was Patrick Brontë’s sister Sarah.
The 20-year-old nurse, known only as Rebecca, will tour West Yorkshire with her grandmother visiting sites where the Brontë sisters lived, worked or stayed.
During visits to Haworth, Thornton, Dewsbury and Mirfield, they will also visit houses and landscapes that inspired Brontë novels like Jane Eyre, Shirley and Agnes Grey.
Interviews and travelogues will be intercut with dramatised scenes recreating events from Charlotte, Emily, Anne and Branwell’s early life.
The resulting DVD will go on sale at Brontë shrines open to the public, including the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth, Red House and Oakwell Hall.
Proceeds will go to Hollybank School in Mirfield, for children with learning disabilities, whose pupils will play Brontë children in the DVD. [...]
Imelda’s film crew will be led by professional TV documentary maker John Thirwell, who is also a member of the Brontë Society Council. (David Knights)
The Telegraph and Argus also features a book of photographs of the Bradford district by Tom Smith, in which
The district's history is on display in images of the Bronte Bell Tower in Thornton, the birthplace of the famous literary sisters, Little Germany and the streets of Saltaire. (Chris Young)
It looks like the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Brontë's birth this year will help even more the popularity of the name Charlotte in New South Wales, as reported by 9 News.
The birth of Princess Charlotte, meanwhile, has ascended the name to the top of the list for the second time in three years.
"Charlotte spiked in popularity following the birth of Princess Charlotte last year and we expect that trend to continue with 2016 being the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Bronte's death," BDM registrar Amanda Ianna said on Sunday.
Birth, as we said, not death!

The latest episode of The Good Wife (episode 11, season 7) included a sighting of Jane Eyre. A couple of recaps tell more about it:
We pick up with Eli’s admission to Alicia about deleting Will’s “I love you and I’d give up everything to be with you” voicemail — and she responds with a dish-smashing, “get out of my house!” frenzy. She does not, however, channel her rage into sexytimes when Jason pops by on his way to California (#OpportunityMissed), and instead packs for Iowa, downloads Jane Eyre on her Kindle, and buys a copy of Clem Snide’s “No One’s More Happy Than You” that she plays over and over and over again while looking 50 shades of miserable. (Michael Slezak on TV Line)
There's something more compelling about the Alicia we see on the campaign trail, though. At first, she's essentially her Stepford self, the titular Good Wife on steroids. She sits on the campaign bus, ear buds in and sunglasses on, reading
Jane Eyre and agreeing to whatever Ruth asks of her. (Vulture)
This is how the Irish Independent describes life 'with a person with terminal wanderlust'.
Don't get me started on Google Maps. It's a great technological wonder, this ability to hone in instantly on any part of the planet and take a closer look, but for someone with a yearning to always be upping sticks and moving, it's like dropping a rock star in a swimming pool filled with cocaine. It's just never going to end well.
Once it was merely Britain and Ireland that called out to him - tapping at the window of his subconscious like Cathy's ghost in Wuthering Heights, whispering, "Come and live here, you know you want to" - but now entire continents beckon. (Eilis O'Hanlon)
Slate (France) also brings up Wuthering Heights in an article about how the Paris terrorist attacks have been commemorated in France.
Vieille terre et vieille culture. C’est la nôtre, évidemment. J’écoute Brel. Je suis de chez moi. Aux États-Unis, Jay-Z est un bourgeois. Chez nous, le rappeur est une menace, une étrangeté ou un mineur, que l’on regardera au mieux avec la tendresse inquiète que l’on réserve aux bons élèves venus des classes dangereuses. Nous rejoindra-t-il ou sera-t-il Heathcliff et nous veut-il du mal? Laissons-le à la porte, et communions entre nous. Les gentils dominants se sont rassurés d’entendre et de faire jouer ce qu’ils savent déjà. (Claude Askolovitch) (Translation)
Charlie Emma Hay posts about Wuthering Heights.

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