Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Times reviews Samantha Ellis's play How to Date a Feminist and sums it up as follows:
A romantic comedy is only as good as the device that keeps its lovers apart: and the twist in Samantha Ellis’s addition to the genre is an appealing one. The feminist of the title is not Kate, a journalist with a Heathcliff fixation and a penchant for cads, but Steve, a baker who mixes his marriage proposal with an apology for centuries of patriarchal oppression. (Dominic Maxwell)
Variety reviews the film The Disappointment Room and brings up its Jane Eyre 1944 connection.
But Dana doesn’t really begin to come apart at the seams until she’s informed that what she found is a “Disappointments Room” — the sort of chamber where wealthy folks used to imprison offspring “born with certain difficulties.” (Or, as Caruso slyly indicates with a clip from the 1943 film of “Jane Eyre,” a place where husbands could lock up their inconveniently crazy wives.) (Joe Leydon)
iDiva (India) lists '6 Indian Television Shows That Were “Loosely” Inspired From International Series' and among them is
3. Meri Aashiqui Tum Se hi
A watered down adaptation of Emily Brontë's novel, Wuthering Heights, (which was also made into a TV show in the UK), the desi version featured Shakti Arora and Radhika Madan as the lead characters. It received a good response in the beginning, but the constant twists and turns in the plot failed to hold the attention of the audience. (Nashmina Lakhani)
New Statesman has an article on the 200th anniversary of the creation of Frankenstein:
Writers are forever having centennial anniversaries – 2016 also marks 200 years since Charlotte Brontë’s birth, and 400 years since the death of Shakespeare – but I can’t think of any other book whose date of conception we celebrate. We are ­obsessed with the origin of this book about origins, and return repeatedly to Frankenstein’s primal scene. (Frances Wilson)
The Lit Librarian has written a series of biographical poems of the Brontës. AnneBrontë.org looks at Anne Brontë's reading taste. Moonlight Murder posts about Jane Eyre. The Paris Review's The Daily has an article on Wide Sargasso Sea. Marina Saegerman shares her Brontë-related trip to Ireland on the Brussels Brontë Blog.


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