Elizabeth Gaskell and the Brontës - It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Anne Brontë’s writings, and those of her sisters Emily and Charlotte Brontë as well. There are other writers who I lo...
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Cathy Marston’s streamlined narrative, which premiered in Doncaster last week, places the emphasis squarely on Jane’s transformation from downtrodden orphan (Antoinette Brooks-Daw) to independent woman (the excellent Dreda Blow).Broadway World recommends the production and shows several pictures.
The commissioned score by Philip Feeney is an inspired blend of original writing and Mendelssohn (Felix and Fanny) played with relish by the Northern Ballet Sinfonia. Patrick Kinmonth’s spare, monochrome designs — a patchwork of wintry fields, a rough sketch of cornices and fireplaces — conjure the book’s brooding atmosphere without breaking the bank. [...]
Duets dominate but Marston is careful to vary their tone and tempi. Rochester, vividly danced by the darkly handsome Javier Torres, is all things to all women. His pas de deux with Blanche Ingram (Abigail Prudames) reduces him to a conventional porteur, while his tussles with the wife in the attic (a wildcat Victoria Sibson) are a lusty danse apache . The exchanges with Jane herself build from wary handshakes to the loved-up lifts of the proposal scene. In the ballet’s final moments the lovers’ roles are reversed, the blinded hero tripping and falling into his wife’s cradling arms. (Louise Levene)
Anno 2011: la bella Mia è Jane, nel film “Jane Eyre” di Cary Fukunaga. Adattamento cinematografico dell’omonimo romanzo di Charlotte Brontë (1847), Jane è un’eroina silenziosa dal travagliato e triste passato, che si innamora del padrone della tenuta presso la quale lavora come istitutrice. Perfettamente all’altezza del suo ruolo, Mia sa trasportarci all’interno di una storia d’amore complicata e necessaria, capace di regalarci emozioni autentiche. E adesso, arrivati alla conclusione di questo breve viaggio, non ci resta che aspettare il suo prossimo film. (Translation)Gazette & Herald looks into the rise in Chinese visitors to stately homes 8andeven some weddings). Here's one of the possible reasons:
Today, many Chinese people learn English. And classic English literature - the work of Charles Dickens, Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë, for example - remains hugely popular in China.The Telegraph and Argus features Megan Parkinson, who plays Martha Brown in To Walk Invisible,
From that, Chinese people have developed an idealised image of the typical English lady and gentleman, Dr Chen says. They represent an ideal of manners, courteousness and elegance that Chinese people often look up to. So much so that in Chinese there is a term, "Yinguo fanr", which means something like 'English style'. (Stephen Lewis)
A woman who worked for a Haworth-based company and is now part of a major new BBC production about the Brontës dropped in to visit former colleagues.On his Facebook page, photographer Mark Davis shows pictures of today's Haworth as it gets ready to travel back in time in the next few days when filming will be taking place. Haworth Village also shared a few pictures connected to the shooting of To Walk Invisible on Facebook.
Megan Parkinson, who is playing the part of Martha Brown in the BBC production To Walk Invisible, visited Airedale Springs.
To Walk Invisible, written and directed by Sally Wainwright, is a drama about the Brontë family and is being filmed in Haworth over the next few weeks, including on Penistone Hill and in Main Street.
Megan, 19, a former South Craven School pupil, is originally from Silsden and worked for Airedale Springs in 2014 to 2015 before moving to London last year.
Megan [...] said: “Now living in London I don’t get home as much as I would like, but to see old friends before filming starts in Haworth was an opportunity I could not miss." (Miran Rahman)