Sunday, March 04, 2018

Sunday, March 04, 2018 11:42 am by M. in , , , , , ,    No comments
The Guardian and the Daily Mail recommend the upcoming Northern Ballet Jane Eyre performances:
Cathy Marston’s adaptation of Brontë gets a fully deserved tour. Marston shows a novelist’s eye for detail in the layering of her heroine’s character – ironic, angry, clever and passionate – and brings a freshly minted choreography to the telling of her story. (Steve Rose, Michael Cragg, John Fordham, Andrew Clements, Jonathan Jones, Lyn Gardner and Judith Mackrell)
Albuquerque Journal presents an upcoming local production of The Moors:
Two spinster sisters live with their brother and a mastiff in a gloomy old mansion.
Add a bleak British landscape.
Sounds like the brooding Brontës, right?
“It’s somewhat ‘Downton Abbey’-meets Lizzie Borden,” said Robb Anthony Sisneros, director of “The Moors,” opening at The Cell Theatre on Thursday, March 8.
“The relationships become entwined through the skeletons in the closet.”
A family summons a governess to their isolated home teeming with secrets and desires. Set in a predatory landscape, “The Moors” threads the creative lives of 19th-century women with today’s sensibilities.
Playwright Jen Silverman penned her play after being inspired by Charlotte Brontë’s letters about life on the Yorkshire Moors.
“It’s an homage to them, but it is not about them specifically,” Sisneros said. “The secrets of the family become involved with an outsider who is being welcomed as a governess.” (Kathaleen Roberts)
In Radio 4's Book of the Week, Richard Morris gives a very personal history of God's Own County in his work ‘Yorkshire’.
Here are eight astounding things that the county has given to the world. (...)
The Brontë Sisters
The 19th century writer sisters Charlotte, Emily and Anne hailed from a village called Haworth in Yorkshire. Charlotte was the first to know success (albeit under a male pseudonym) with her novel, ‘Jane Eyre’, and Emily's only novel, ‘Wuthering Heights’ – published the year before she died, aged just 30 – is now considered a masterpiece of literature, as is ‘The Tenant of Wildfell Hall’ by her sister, Anne. The books have been adapted for radio, TV, the silver screen and the stage – and Kate Bush’s musical tribute to Heathcliff and Cathy is a stalwart at most karaoke nights.
The Brontë’s old home at Haworth is now the Brontë Parsonage Museum – visited by thousands of people every year.
La Razón (Spain) describes the Jonathan Anderson Loewe collection
La lluvia deja paso a un frío intenso que parece no ser molesto a quienes aguardan ansiosos a las puertas de la sede de la Unesco de la capital francesa para conocer la nueva colección de otoño-invierno 2018/2019 que Jonathan Anderson ha diseñado para Loewe. Los tacones y prendas más propias de verano que lucen algunas de las invitadas pronto encuentran refugio en una moqueta blanca que da la bienvenida a los adictos de las nuevas tendencias. Una chimenea es el siguiente aliciente. Bajo las llamas de pequeñas hogueras se esconden ejemplares de «El Quijote», «Madame Bovary», «Cumbres borrascosas», «Drácula» y «El corazón de las tinieblas». Tan solo falta una mantita para observar desde la ventana a la «Bestia del Este». (Ángel Nieto) (Translation)
The Cut and The Times also mentions the Loewe Classics campaign:
“I just thought there was something nice about the calmness of reading by a fire,” Jonathan Anderson said, explaining why he distributed copies of classics— “Madame Bovary,” “Wuthering Heights,” “Heart of Darkness”— with cover sleeves by Steven Meisel at his Loewe show. (Cathy Horyn)
Glass cases of flowers were set around Japanese-style wooden seating, on which were placed copies of Madame Bovary, Wuthering Heights, Dracula, Heart of Darkness and Don Quixote. (Hattie Crisell)
Deccan Herald quotes Charlotte Brontë on marriage:
Rarely has a newlywed delivered a more withering assessment of marriage than Charlotte Brontë. "It is a solemn and strange and perilous thing for a woman to become a wife," she wrote to a friend - fresh off her honeymoon, no less. (Sehgal Mar)
Coercive control in The Sunday Times:
It would take time, a couple of years. At the start, [Sean] O’Connor decided, we would be told everything only through Helen’s point of view, as Jane Austen does in Pride and Prejudice. Helen would begin to transform from prim single mother to a real romantic heroine. But instead of Austen’s Mr Darcy, she would meet Emily Brontë’s Heathcliff. (Gillian Reynolds)
A mention in Wicked Local Waltham:
A young woman I met walking in nature told me a poignant story of an episode with an adult swan. Her house overlooked a cove and stretch of the Charles River. She was in a nightgown and long elegant silky robe, as she saw a swan hit an electric wire, become shocked, and fall into the water fairly close to the edge. She dashed out of her house, went down to the bank and waded in, as swirls of water caught her clothing, like a scene in a dark, 1800s romantic Brontë novel. (Elsa Lichman)
A.V. Club on Mallory Ortberg:
Her 2014 book, Texts From Jane Eyre, imagined modern correspondences with literary figures, exploiting the potential of texts to bring passive-aggressive and dramatic characters into the 21st century. The Merry Spinster similarly takes old fables and fairy tales and turns them on their heads, deconstructing them to darkly humorous ends. It comes from Ortberg’s “Children’s Stories Made Horrific” series, published under the now-defunct Toast, where she demonstrated her singular perspective is just as strong when it comes to writing short stories (albeit parodies of older ones) as modernizing Jane Eyre and her literary cadre. (Caitlin PenzeyMoog)
 Sassuol Oggi (in Italian) describes a recent event at the Cionini Library:
E’ in corso ora alla biblioteca Cionini l’ultimo appuntamento con la rassegna, curata da Forum Ute, “Metti un pomeriggio con…anniversari”. Argomento del pomeriggio, Emily Brontë e il suo Cime Tempestose. Una trentina di partecipanti che, nonostante il maltempo, si sono fatti coraggio e si sono recati ad ascoltare le letture tratte dal romanzo della celebre scrittrice inglese interpretate per l’occasione da alcuni studenti e dai volontari di Librarsi. Musiche a cura degli alunni della scuola di musica Pistoni. (Translation)
Infobae (Argentina) quotes Patti Smith:
Para Patti Smith "hay dos tipos de obras maestras". Están las "obras clásicas monstruosas y divinas como Moby Dick o Cumbres borrascosas (de Emily Brontë) o Frankenstein". En su Top 40, además de la obra máxima de Herman Melville, también incluyó su novela póstuma Billy Budd, marinero, como también una de otra hermana Brontë: Villette, de Charlotte. (Juan Batalla) (Translation)
El Universal (México) quotes Guillermo Del Toro:
La primera vez que vio una película en el cine fue "Cumbres borrascosas" y después, ya de adolescente, las cintas de Tarzán donde Jane salía con poca ropa. Y las disfrutaba y gozaba.  (César Huerta Ortiz) (Translation)
24 Horas (México) reports the death of Rogelio Guerra, who appeared in a Wuthering Heights TV adaptation in 1964. Scarletthefilmmagazine reviews the Wuthering Heights 1970 Blu Ray. Pensieve reviews Jane Eyre.

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