Monday, January 23, 2017

Keighley News continues highlighting what's to come when the Brontë Parsonage Museum reopens its doors.
Fans of the BBC’s recent Brontë film To Walk Invisible have a treat in store at the Brontë Parsonage Museum.
The Haworth attraction will host a year-long exhibition devoted to costumes, props and photographs from Sally Wainwright’s acclaimed drama about the dysfunctional but talented family.
Staff at the museum worked closely with the production crew for many months to ensure the on-screen world of the Brontës was as authentic as possible.
A full-size replica of the parsonage was built on Haworth’s Penistone Hill, while the parsonage’s rooms were painstakingly recreated at Manchester studio. Main Street was returned to its Victorian appearance for filming last summer.
The film crew’s efforts will be showcased in a series of behind-the-scenes photographs on display at the Brontë Parsonage Museum throughout 2017.
To Walk Invisible: From Parsonage To Production will also feature props and costumes made especially for the 90-minute drama.
A museum spokesman said: “This is an exclusive opportunity to see the costumes from Sally Wainwright’s acclaimed Brontë drama, in the historic setting of the parsonage.
“Designer Tom Pye [worked] closely with experts and academics to create costumes which are authentic to the period and which evoke the separate personalities of each member of the Brontë family.”
The museum is open every day from Wednesday, February 1. (David Knights)
The Guardian presents 'the new faces of fiction for 2017'. Gail Honeyman is one of them and her first novel, to be published in May, is Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine,
Honeyman cites Jane Eyre as the biggest influence on her heroine. “Jane is hard to love when she’s a kid. She’s a weird kid. There are reasons for that – she’s had a difficult start in life. So I was thinking of that with Eleanor – she doesn’t make it easy for herself. She’s not a people pleaser, not naturally charming, and that can make life really difficult for people through no fault of their own.” (Hannah Beckerman)
In Michigan Daily, an 18-year-old is somewhat anxious about leaving a mark in the world before turning 30.
My favorite book of all time, “Wuthering Heights,” was written by Emily Brontё, an English author, who wrote only one novel before passing away in 1848 at the young age of 30. “Wuthering Heights” is now praised as a literary classic, despite its condemnation upon its original publication in 1847. The book was criticized for its vivid sexual power and passion, along with its controversial storyline during a time when villainizing men in literature was uncommon. It is one of the first stories ever published to follow a woman betrothed to one man and in love with another. Brontё’s revolutionary piece of literature paved the way for a new era of Gothic romance literature. One can only imagine what else she would have written had she survived the tuberculosis that took her from the world. (Eli Rallo)
The Guardian reviews the film God's Own Country:
[Yorkshire-born actor and first-time director Francis Lee] follows in the path of British films like Duane Hopkins’s Better Things and Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights, or even Peter Hall’s 70s classic Akenfield: films which show that the countryside is not a bland picturesque place, gentle and calming. It is fierce, lonely and strange: qualities which echo with the people who live there. There is an unsparingly tough scene in which Gheorghe skins a dead lamb so that the pelt can be laid upon another one so that the dead animal’s mother will give it milk: a classic piece of country lore, unselfconsciously presented. (Peter Bradshaw)
Britain Magazine considers the Brontë Parsonage Museum one of '5 places to celebrate Britain’s literary heroes'.On AnneBrontë.org, Nick Holland discusses Anne's final words to Charlotte, 'Take courage', now used as the title of Samantha Ellis's biography of the youngest Brontë.


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