Sunday, May 08, 2016

Sunday, May 08, 2016 11:08 am by M. in , , , , ,    No comments
A radio alert for today, May 8, on the BBC World Service:
World Book Club: Jane Eyre13:06 GMT
To celebrate the bicentenary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth, World Book Club travels back to Victorian England to discuss her captivating and enduring tale, Jane Eyre with writer Tracy Chevalier and biographer Claire Harman in a packed BBC Radio Theatre.
The novel traces the fortunes of a young orphaned girl searching for a sense of belonging and identity in a hostile world, plagued by both gender and social inequality.
Weaving together the sweeping romance between Jane and Mr Rochester, a social commentary on nineteenth century England and set against the eerie Gothic backdrop of imposing mansions and wild moorland, Brontë has produced one of the world’s most loved and timeless tales.
The Sardines Magazine reviews the Mountview Academy production of Polly Teale's Jane Eyre:
Polly Teale’s neat adaptation runs just over two hours and, with ingenious conflation of character and situation manages to omit nothing which matters. And pleasingly, much of the dialogue is straight off the page as Charlotte Brontë wrote it. For Mountview Sally Ann Gritton has grafted a number of actor musicians into the action to work with musical theatre students. The result is a sixteen strong ensemble, most of whom are rarely off stage, creating atmospheric sound effects on a range of instruments and making interesting use of voice. (Susan Elkin)
Sophomore students who spent their spring break in England in The Register Citizen:
“It was cool being able to see the connections between the literature we read and the places we were,” said senior Delilah Bourque. Bourque particularly loved seeing the Brontë Parsonage Museum, having read Wuthering Heights as a sophomore. (Erin Sullivan)
The Washington Free Beacon reviews Spain in Our Hearts. Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 by Adam Hochschild and quotes from a poem by Allen Ginsberg, To Aunt Rose (1959) which contains a Brontë (not exactly nice) mention:
Aunt Rose
Hitler is dead, Hitler is in Eternity; Hitler is with
Tamburlane and Emily Brontë 
France Info (France) À Livre Ouvert programme mentions Jolien Janzing's De Meester French translation, L'amour caché de Charlotte Brontë:
Note moyenne : 2/5 (sur 1 notes) (...)
Une histoire d’amour, teintée de scandale, qui inspirera son premier roman, Le Professeur (Archipoche), paru après sa mort survenue en 1857. (Valérie Expert) (Translation)
La Nación (Argentina) on British literary places:
Yorkshire. Cumbres Borrascosas
Tan lúgubres como el título de la novela más famosa de las hermanas Brontë, las colinas del norte de Inglaterra son permanentemente barridas por los vientos. Charlotte, Emily y Anne vivieron y escribieron la mayor parte de sus obras en el presbiterio -cuyo reverendo era su padre- de Haworth, un pequeño pueblo rural a mitad de camino entre York y Manchester.
La casa familiar fue transformada en museo, pero en realidad la localidad entera vive en el culto y recuerdo de las tres hermanas. En cuanto a las cumbres borrascosas, no hay que ir muy lejos para conocerlas y vivirlas. El paisaje y las landas que rodean el poblado bien merecen este calificativo, con sus ondulaciones apenas cubiertas por un magro pasto y árboles solitarios que tratan de resistir los vientos fríos y lluviosos. (Pierre Dumas) (Translation)
A Brontë mention in a Davis Clipper column on mother's day; Bluestalking Journal reviews Dark Quartet: The Story of the Brontës by Lynne Reid Banks.


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