Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Wednesday, September 07, 2016 8:54 am by Cristina in , , , , , ,    No comments
Erm... We don't quite know how to report this news story published by The Sun. We will just say that it includes the words 'Harlot Bronte' [sic].
Harlot Bronte. Sex-mad doggers invade natural beauty spot which inspired the Bronte sisters’
Sex-mad doggers are plaguing a beauty spot which inspired the books of the Bronte sisters.
They have infuriated locals and walkers by having sex in the undergrowth and leaving behind condoms at a nature reserve near the moorland village of Haworth.
Now a hiker has pinned a notice to a gate that reads: “A message to you dirty doggers. This is a beauty spot and protected area for wildlife.
“Please take home your used condoms. Walkers, runners, families and cyc-lists all use these paths.
“They don’t want to see you bonking in cars or flashing in the undergrowth. Get a room.”
The note also has a mocked-up “no bonking” sign — showing two people having sex with a red line through them. (Stephen Moyes)
Anyway, back to our usual kind of news story. RTÉ (Ireland) has a list of 'School Books Every Adult Should Read' such as
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronté
An iconic novel for one of the three Bronté sisters in which all is not as innocent as it first seems. Trust us, this one needs a read. (Clodagh McMeel)
And then after a similar story, Bustle recommends 'The One Nonfiction Book You Should Read If You Love 'Jane Eyre''.
The first time I read Jane Eyre, I hated it. I was in sixth grade, and all I can remember thinking is, “Why does this character continuously mention how she’s not beautiful?”
Years later, I decided to finally read the book again. I’ve been reading through a list of classics, and since I could barely remember any plot points from Jane Eyre, I figured that my sixth-grade self might not have accurately assessed this well-known literary work.
So I bought a secondhand copy of Jane Eyre at the bookstore, and I began to read the story for what felt like the first time. At first, I was skeptical, and inclined to agree with my sixth-grade self. Jane was so serious! Where was the sparkling wit of the Elizabeth Bennet-type characters I usually look for in literature?
But finally, when she proclaimed, “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will,” Jane fully won me over.
After finishing the book, I realized that I had several Jane Eyre-inspired books in my TBR pile. I had been avoiding them, because I hadn’t read the novel in so long, but I finally delved into these books. One nonfiction book stood out, and it’s worth a read for any fan of Jane Eyre. This book is Jane Eyre's Sisters: How Women Live and Write the Heroine's Story by Jody Gentian Bower. Here's why every Jane Eyre fan should read this nonfiction book: (Julia Seales) (Read more)
What'sOnStage interviews James Brining, artistic director of West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds.
You've got the Brontë season coming up, is it also important to have voices from Yorkshire in the theatre? With the Brontës it's both a global and local perspective. These storytellers are world famous and truly exceptional, and they are from ten miles down the road. We want to see how those artists and the stories they were telling connect with us now.
It sounds as though Villette isn't going to be a direct novel to stage adaptation… I am not interested in doing versions of novels that are costume dramas. They just aren't what we're about. Linda Marshall-Griffiths' re-imagined version has the main central character but it goes into the future. It also brings the other Brontë sisters into the texture of the piece.
Had you been thinking about staging a Brontë season for a while? Yes. Funnily enough, 2016 is 200 years since Charlotte Brontë was born. So this date had a certain significance. But we have been trying to line it up for some time. I think it's good to take a writer and to examine that writer from a number of perspectives, like we did with Alan Bennett when I first arrived. Included in the season is a rock version of the Brontë family story, and Northern Ballet are staging Wuthering Heights. (Daisy Bowie-Sell)
Both The Telegraph and the Daily Mail tell the story of the new owners of Haddon Hall (which has been Thornfield Hall a couple of times on the screen).


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