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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Jane EyreIn the meantime, two talks for today, May 18:
by Charles Vance
Adapted by Rob Hall
Memorial Hall from May 18 to 21 at 7.30pm.
To celebrate Jane Eyre, the novel that made their village famous, the Hathersage Players are performing an adaptation of the romantic tale with its focus very much on Jane and Rochester.
The players will present their creation at Hathersage Memorial Hall for four nights, from May 18 to 21 at 7.30pm.
There will also be an open-air gala night performance on Saturday, July 2, at 6.30pm in the grounds of North LeesHall, Hathersage, which was the inspiration for Rochester’s home Thornfield Hall. (Matlock Mercury)
Reader I Married Him...In Randwick, Australia:
Charlotte Brontë at 200
with Tracy Chevalier, Esther Freud & Salley Vickers
Wed 18 May, 7pm
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre
To mark the bicentenary of Charlotte Brontë's birth, novelist Tracy Chevalier (Girl with a Pearl Earring) has brought together some of today's finest female writers for a new anthology of short stories. Each story in Reader I Married Him takes the most famous line of Brontë's greatest novel, Jane Eyre, as its inspiration. Chevalier, Esther Freud (Hideous Kinky) and Salley Vickers (Miss Garnet's Angel) will read from their own stories, and discuss the enduring appeal of Brontë's novels and her strong, complicated heroines.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Salley Vickers will no longer be able to join the panel. The event will still go ahead with Tracy Chevalier and Esther Freud and we look forward to seeing you there.
Presented with Randwick Library
Wednesday 18 May 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Margaret Martin Library, Randwick
The Women's Pages. Debra Adelaide’s latest book, The Women’s Pages, had been brewing in the back of her mind for years, born of her passion for Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights. The story follows Dove, a young woman grieving her mother’s death, who becomes consumed with writing a novel set in the 1960s about Ellis (Emily Brontë’s pseudonym), a woman full of secrets and regrets. Join Debra to discuss this novel about grief, compromise and their painful consequences, which can echo throughout our lives.