Thursday, June 02, 2016

Thursday, June 02, 2016 12:40 am by M. in , , , ,    No comments
Jane Eyre. The Musical opens today, June 2, in Kingston, Ontario:
Jane Eyre - The Musical
Presented by Bottle Tree Productions.
Grand Theatre, Baby Grand Theatre
June 2,3,4 7.30pm
June 4, 2.00pm

Music and Lyrics by Paul Gordon
Book and additional Lyrics by John Caird
Based on the Novel by Charlotte Brontë
Director: Anne Marie Mortensen
Music Director: Darrell Bryan
Piano accompanist: Clare Gordon
And today in the Hay Festival of Literature and Arts (Hay on Wye):
Claire Harman
Charlotte Brontë 200
Event 317 • Thursday 2 June 2016, 1pm • Venue: Telegraph Stage

Charlotte was a literary visionary, a feminist trailblazer and the driving force behind the whole Brontë family. She pushed Emily to publish Wuthering Heights and took charge of their precarious finances when her feckless brother turned to opium. In Jane Eyre she introduced the world to a brand new kind of heroine, modelled on herself: quiet but fiercely intelligent, burning with passion and potential. Harman is the award-winning biographer of Sylvia Townsend Warner, Fanny Burney and Robert Louis Stevenson, and the author of the best-selling Jane’s Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World. Chaired by Catherine Han of Cardiff University.

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