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Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë: Costumes from Films and TelevisionMore information on the Yorkshire Post and The Northern Echo.
15 October - 31 December 2016
Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate
This glamorous exhibition showcases costumes seen in screen portrayals of the writings of these two great female novelists, in the year of the bicentenary of Charlotte’s birth.
The exhibition features:
The wedding dresses worn by Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet in the 1995 film of Sense and Sensibility.
Also the bridegroom outfits worn by Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman in Sense and Sensibility.
The patterned gold and cream dress worn by Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennet in the ever popular BBC TC 1995 Pride and Prejudice.
The riding outfit worn by Billie Piper in ITV’s 2007 Mansfield Park.
The classic Mr Rochester outfit worn by Michael Fassbinder and the elaborate bonnet, shawl and patterned dress worn by Mia Waskikowska in the 2011 film Jane Eyre.
Also on show will be a selection of beautiful wedding dresses from the Harrogate costume collection.
Boston Book Festival
Saturday, October 15 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Fiction: Turning Classics Inside Out
Crafting a new work of fiction based on beloved plots, characters, and themes poses a unique challenge for the author—and an undeniable pleasure for the reader. In this session, three novelists serve up refreshing takes on classic works of literature, with plenty of undeniably modern twists. In Nelly Dean, novelist and English professor Alison Case gives the narrator of Wuthering Heights a new compelling story to tell: her own. In Even in Paradise, Elizabeth Nunez infuses Shakespeare’s King Lear with all the cultural richness, beauty, and complexity of the postcolonial Caribbean. And in Roses and Rot, debut novelist and Neil Gaiman protégé Kat Howard puts a new (and frankly sinister) spin on the evil stepmother trope so common in fairy tales. Helping us bridge the classic and the contemporary is moderator Henriette Lazaridis, author of The Clover House.