Review - Villette at the West Yorkshire Playhouse - *Review by Richard Wilcocks* Charlotte Brontë’s *Villette*, which was recognised by knowledgeable readers in nineteenth century Brussels as a close parallel...
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Jane Eyre plus Q&ACheck Samira Ahmed's article for the National Media Museum, decoding Jane Eyre.
Dir: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, Margaret O'Brien. USA (1943) 97mins
Sat 9th Jul 19.30 35mm: Showing from a glorious 35mm print
After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house.
Who is the greatest Mr Rochester of them all? And when did Heathcliff become sexy instead of just scary? Samira Ahmed leads a panel discussion exploring the many facets of the Brontë phenomenon, from screen adaptations and fan fiction to literary inspiration and tourism.
Mick Jackson, whose latest novel Yuki Chan In Brontë Country follows a young Japanese woman retracing her mother’s footsteps around Haworth
Dr Amber Regis, Lecturer in 19th-Century Literature at the University Of Sheffield
Lauren Livesey of the Brontë Society & Brontë Parsonage Museum.