Christmas Lunch and Entertainment 2016 - The annual Brontë Group Christmas Lunch took place last Saturday, 3 December. Around 40 members turned up to enjoy a three-course meal, drinks and entertai...
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a breakneck romp through Wuthering Heights – a feast of high farce, quick changes and glorious overacting. It’s a riotous end to an evening whose enormous stylistic range showcases what theatre can do. (Paul Vallely)More takes on Wuthering Heights as Khaleej Times features a young aspiring writer who is working on an updated Indian version of the novel during NaNoWriMo.
Sangeetha Bhaskaran, a NaNoWriMo debutante, aspires to pen down a modern, Indianised version of Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights. "I couldn't understand the characters of the novel and this is my attempt to decipher how love can be a destructive force," says the finance graduate, who runs a parenting blog, No Time To Moisturize. "As a writer, you need to be disciplined, which is something that blogging doesn't help with. I am used to writing individual short copies on varied topics like parenting, politics and films. However, writing a novel is a completely different ball game." (Purva Grover)The Washington Post seems to consider Heathcliff a person who lives seasonally (?):
The rhythm of the seasons dictates the lives of the people. Think Heathcliff in “Wuthering Heights.”Tordmorden News features the founder of the Todmorden Family History Group.
Following the opening Jan Bridget, founder of the group, will give a talk about discovering that one of her ancestors could be the role model for Heathcliff. Jan said, “There have been several publications and academic papers suggesting the story of my great, great, great, great, grandfather, Richard Sutton, is the basis for the beginning of Wuthering Heights. “There has even been a half-hour documentary film made. I only discovered all this after I contacted Sedbergh History Society, then the whole story unfolded.”The story of her ancestor is told here (just search for Wuthering Heights on the page).
Decisions with costume, too, were slightly off beat and lacked coherence. Converses made an appearance on one character - while another looked ready for a production of Jane Eyre. To give the play a timeless setting was an interesting choice but the time and culture that it was set within should have been made far clearer . At times it looked like seasons of Doctor Who and Downton Abbey were confusedly filming on the same set, whilst a disgruntled production crew slept at the back. (Sarah Rowan)Cherwell reviews another stage production: It Felt Empty which
plays on the desolate tradition of female confinement in domestic spheres, which has haunted the works of women writers such as Charlotte Brontë, Emma Donoghue, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman. (Amaris Proctor)Bustle features another collection aiming to bring the classics closer to small children: KinderGuides.
KinderGuides plans to publish 50 of these early learning guides. Their first four, available now, are Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, and Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. Future KinderGuides include titles like Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Moby Dick by Herman Melville, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck and Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Wolf. Ten of the 50 titles have been reserved for reader suggestion, facilitated by a campaign KinderGuides will be launching in the coming months. (E. Ce Miller)Style Rive Gauche reviews Jane Eyre in Greek. Pages Unbound Reviews discusses the ending of Villette. Writergurlny writes briefly about Juliet Barker's The Brontës. On Twitter, curatorial assistant at the Brontë Parsonage Museum Amy Rowbottom shares an image where a couple of pictures of Maria Brontë's book full of the young Brontës' scribbles can be seen.