Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 11:01 am by M. in , , , , , ,    1 comment
Hollywood Reporter publishes an excerpt of the upcoming graphic novel Jane by Aline Brosh McKenna and Ramon Perez:
The 240-page graphic novel, by McKenna and Eisner Award-winning artist Ramon K. Perez, adapts and updates Charlotte Brontë's 1947 (sic) novel Jane Eyre, placing it in contemporary New York City, where Jane — now an art student, who's come to the city to study — has to decide whether or not she can trust the man she's fallen in love with…who just so happens to have a dark secret. (Graeme McMillan)
Hello Giggles also talks about it.

Architectural Digest highlights one of the pictures shared on Michelle Monaghan's Instagram for the #nationalbookloversday:
Michelle Monaghan also chooses an antique vibe to read classic novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. The actress deemed herself a bookworm while sitting in a chair with an old-fashioned olive-toned flower pattern and a bronze studded trim. (Alissa Schulman)
Stage Whispers reviews the Adelaide performances of Jane Eyre adapted by Willis Hall:
This beautiful adaptation brings to life this much-loved classic novel, losing nothing of the raw starkness of life in this period and the trauma which Jane experiences in its depiction.
The staging of this particular production, directed by Megan Dansie and produced by by Therry Dramatic Society, is confronting and highly emotive. Whilst there are no grand sets for the various familiar institutions and buildings, we follow the story in a stark world, built simplistically on stage, but evocatively in our minds. (...)
Overall this production is well paced, stark, true to the novel and uncluttered in its presentation. Whilst quite emotionally restrained in terms of the romance aspect of the story, it builds tension well and is poignant and at times quite funny. (Shelley Hampton)
A new review of the film Lady Macbeth:
Lady Macbeth is a literate film which references DH Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, as well as the works of authors as disparate as Thomas Hardy and Machiavelli.  (Richard James Havis in South China Morning Post)
 Eclectic NorthEast interviews the writer Avinuo Kire:
Indian writers who she looks up to are Jhumpa Lahiri, Kiran Desai, Arundhati Roy, and Vikram Seth. ‘I also enjoy the work of Easterine Kire and Mamang Dai. Janice Pariat is brilliant.’ Although there are a lot of books that are close to her heart, she reveals that Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights is one classic that she can read and re-read over and over again. (Meeta Borah)
US News gives advice on how to improve SAT Science and History analytical skills:
3. Read historical writing: Interpreting historical writing is challenging in part because the English of earlier years may seem foreign to our modern eyes and ears. Use a portion of your study time to become familiar with the patterns of speech common to earlier eras.
Although fictional, novels like "Jane Eyre" offer an excellent entry point. Published in 1847, it contains a wealth of period detail and a rich vocabulary list, all while dealing with the social topics that SAT exam writers love – social roles and interpersonal conflict, for example.
Consider the beginning of Chapter XI of "Jane Eyre." It discusses topics like social class, servants' differing status, men's and women's roles in society and more.
It may take some sleuthing, but you should be able to write an essay of your own about social norms in mid-19th century England by the time you have finished reading "Jane Eyre." As you read, define unfamiliar words and then write them down. Then write two or three explanatory paragraphs, identifying the source of the tension in the conversation and why Jane might have mistaken Mrs. Fairfax for the estate owner. (Brian Witte)
A columnist of The Philippines Enquirer turns 80:
As a result of my disinterest, my school rating suffered because I was clueless as to what they were talking about in the classroom. An average of 75 percent on my report card earned a sigh of relief from my parents. An 80 would have caused a grand family celebration. Miraculously, I never got a failing grade that would have required another year of what I saw as inanities. However, as a saving grace my readings, by natural selection, upgraded to authors like Emily and Charlotte Brontë, Jane Austen, Louisa May Alcott, Charles Dickens, Victor Hugo, etc. when, by dint of my mother’s prayers and appeal for heavenly intercession, I made it to secondary school.  (Carmelita Roxas Natividad)
Easyvoyage lists locations on books or films:
Haworth, Yorkshire and Top Withens - Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
Emily Bronte's only novel is set mainly on the cold and dark moors of Wuthering Heights. Brontë spent a lot of her time growing up in Haworth, Yorkshire. She spent a lot of her time on the desolate moors and likely the fictional Wuthering Heights are based around these experiences. The Earnshaw family house is also inspired by a real place called Top Withens, which is an isolated farmhouse, perched on a hill overlooking the bleak landscape below. Today, while a ruin, it is a popular tourist destination and even has a plaque which confirms it inspired the writer. (Xenia Evans)
We read on ABC (Spain) that Jane Eyre 2011 will be aired tonight on La Sexta (Spain).

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