Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 12:53 pm by M. in , , , ,    No comments
The Yorkshire Post announces the upcoming Brontë season at the West Yorkshire Playhouse:
The Brontë Season is being presented in partnership with the Brontë Parsonage Museum. A month of performances inspired by the Brontës, presented in the bicentenary year of Charlotte’s birth, the season opens with an interesting take on Villette. Linda Marshall-Griffiths has reimagined the ground-breaking novel by Charlotte but stayed very true to the spirit, setting the story in a strange future.
Brilliant Yorkshire writer Emma Adams has created an immersive audio drama called Tiny Shoes which will be presented as part of the season and there will be an exclusive work-in-progress sharing of Wasted, a musical that tells the story of Anne, Branwell, Charlotte and Emily who are “nobodies from nowhere with something to say”.
At the season launch there was a preview of some of the music that will be performed at the work-in-progress in October and it is fair to say the Brontës are not being treated with an overly respectful reverence – only a good thing. There will also be a series of panel events and discussions presented as part of the season.
James Brining, the man in charge of the West Yorkshire Playhouse, says: “Working in partnership with the Brontë Parsonage Museum on the bicentenary of Charlotte’s birth, the Brontë season invites artists to create contemporary responses to their body of work as we interrogate the impact of this extraordinary family who are so integral to Yorkshire’s heritage. Stories of local significance are hugely important to our programming.”
The Sheffield Lyceum's new season is announced in The Star. It opens with the Northern Ballet Wuthering Heights production:
The season starts with Wuthering Heights at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds from September 6 -10. (...)
Based on Emily Brontë’s romantic masterpiece and part of West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Brontë season, Wuthering Heights is choreographed by Northern Ballet’s artistic director, David Nixon.
It is set to an original score by celebrated composer Claude-Michel Schönberg, known for his West End and Broadway hits Les Misérables and Miss Saigon. Wuthering Heights tells the story of Cathy and Heathcliff, whose childhood friendship deepens into an overwhelming love,. As their lives take different paths, their bond develops into a devastating force as unruly and dangerous as the Yorkshire Moors that surround them. (Julia Armstrong)
The Hamilton Spectator on the joys of reading:
Reading habits and tastes continue to change even for the most traditional among us, and fortunately school reading lists are forever in flux.
Yesterday's Melville, Dickinson, Brontë, Donne and Shakespeare will give way to a new set of tomorrow's literary magicians. (Paul Berton)
The Huffington Post and eating disorders:
The difficulty comes in finding what it is that fits in your hole (by which I of course mean your sense of achievement craving space and no other hole in the body), because when that hole is empty it can get awfully draughty, especially if you are wandering around the blustery moors like Cathy searching for Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights. (Katie Simon Phillips)
Greenme talks about 'spirited' childs:
Che insieme al nome, le avessi scelto un destino? Emily come Emily Dickinson e Emily Brontë, anime inquiete, cime tempestose. (Rubina Valli) (Translation)
The Telegraph & Argus still talks about the Celebrity Masterchef episode filmed partially in Haworth and Fine Books & Collections talks about the recent acquisition of the Brontë Society of The Remains of Henry Kirke White copy owned by Maria Brontë.

The University of Glasgow Library has a post 'aim[ed] to highlight the wealth of material referenced in Jane Eyre which is available at the University of Glasgow’s Special Collections', including Bewick's History of British Birds or Marmion. Laura's Reviews posts about Jane Eyre. Sntanico posts a beautfiul Wuthering Heights gif collage.


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