Sunday, June 10, 2018

Sunday, June 10, 2018 11:01 am by M. in , , , , ,    No comments
The Guardian discusses some of the new additions to the SAVE Britain Heritage database:
Joining Bird Grove on this year’s list of entries to SAVE’s database is the Brontë cinema in Howarth (sic), West Yorkshire.
“It’s unlisted and, for that reason, unknown and therefore a little more vulnerable,” Fuller said. “It could make a theatre or a cinema again, or some kind of cultural centre. Haworth is overrun by people on the Brontë trail, so you would think it could have some related use.” (Jamie Doward)
VIVA Manchester reviews Northern Ballet's production of Jane Eyre:
The ballet, faithful to Charlotte Brontë’s novel, tells the story of Jane, from her difficult youth as an orphan, to her emotional awakening and her passionate love story with Mr Rochester. Shown from Jane’s point of view, the piece has a very intimate atmosphere throughout, with only around twenty dancers of the 46-strong company involved in this small-scale – yet compelling – production.
The set and costumes are simple but evocative: grey and brown shades suggest the moorlands and the cloudy skies of the North, but also translate Jane’s state of mind, as the lack of bright colours matches the sadness and restrictions in her life; the rough cotton of her dress shows her social status as well as the strength of her character. (Laura Joffre)
Also in The Guardian, an article about the haunted house trope in Hollywood films:
This was one of the foundations of gothic horror: that the house was a reflection of its inhabitants’ troubled psyches and repressed secrets. Away from the presentable public areas, those dark corners and secret basements and attics corresponded to the spaces of our unconscious. Women are usually the victims, locked into prisons of the patriarchy, haunted by past wives and stern governesses and curtailed passions, as in Jane Eyre or Rebecca or Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House, the basis for Robert Wise’s classic The Haunting. (Steve Rose)
The Porterville Record reports the upcoming European tour of the Sierra Vocal Arts Ensemble:
Other highlights of the tour will include visits to the Cliffs of Moher, Rock of Cashel, Powerscourt Gardens in Ireland, Haworth Parsonage (home of the Brontë family), Stoke-on-Trent in England, Hadrian’s Wall and Edinburgh Castle in Scotland.
The Sudbury Star interviews local author Ray Vincent:
What other writers or books have influenced you?
Growing up, I would read everything and anything that my hands and eyes fell upon. The authors influential in the formation of my literary thought can be segmented over two periods: adolescence and mature adulthood. Particularly, Dickens, Brontë, Eyre, Chesterton, Pearl S. Buck and Steinbeck in the early formative years. And then, Virginia Woolf, Eliot, Waugh, Faulkner, Orwell, Dostoevsky, and my favourite Canadian storyteller, Alice Munro, among others, in my mature adulthood.
Eyre? Erm...

Keith Stuart in the Daily Mail describes a sort of teen Arcadia:
We’re often led to believe that the reading and viewing habits of modern teenagers extend only as far as scanning through Snapchat messages and watching videos of kittens falling off furniture. One of the most reassuring things I discovered was that this isn’t the case. Pride and Prejudice, the Brontës, Philip Pullman, James Herriot and the poetry of Dylan Thomas all came up as favourites among the teens I spoke to.
Lifezette gives advice for a proper summer worship:
Engage in spiritual reading or read literary fiction that inspires. " (...)
A few that I have read lately are "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë, "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr (a Pulitzer Prize winner), "Gilead" by Marilynne Robinson (also a Pulitzer winner) and "The Road to Character" by David Brooks. (Fr. Michael Sliney, LC)
A Brontë quote on the RTL (France) horoscope for today;  a student reading Wuthering Heights in The Telegraph (India). Harry Hartley posts several pictures of the Brontë Parsonage on his Facebook wall.


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