Sunday, December 29, 2019

Sunday, December 29, 2019 10:35 am by M. in , , , , ,    No comments
The Guardian and how the period drama went from 'buttoned up to sexed up":
It was in Wainwright’s skilled northern hands that period drama shifted into the tanking present. Became raw, bleak, true, subversive, funny in the most off-kilter British sense. In To Walk Invisible, her stunning account of the three pinched years in which the Brontë sisters wrote the novels that made them famous, we got a version of then that was viscerally now. There was poverty, alcoholism and not a marriage in sight. Everyone looked cold, all the time. (Chatra Ramaswamy)
The Daily Mail lists Ponden Hall on its best B&B's selection:
Ponden Hall, Yorkshire: With grey stone walls, mullioned windows and flagstone floors, this Elizabethan farmhouse has strong connections to the Brontë sisters. Your effervescent hostess, Julie Akhurst, will tell you that Emily and Charlotte used Ponden’s library — and that in size and style the house is similar to Wuthering Heights itself.
She can point out further historical and literary details in each of three bedrooms, with their raftered ceilings and log stoves. (Martin Symington)
The column of William F.B. O'Reilly in Newsday begins with a Charlotte Brontë quote:
“Consistency, madam, is the first of Christian duties.”
— English novelist and poet Charlotte Brontë
The Daily Bulletin and the quarterback of the Rancho Cucamonga team:
The name on C.J. Stroud’s birth certificate reads “Coleridge Bernard Stroud IV,” which sounds like a character in a Brontë novel. But the most likely place you’d find a pen in the hands of this character is in front of a screen. (Brian Robin)
The last Music by Request playlist on Interlochen IPR Public Radio includes:
 Ola Gjeilo/Emily Brontë, Days of Beauty, Choir of Royal Holloway, 12 Ensemble, Rupert Gough. (Gretchen Carr)
Mashable discusses season two of You:
Time and again, viewers have witnessed Joe's mind-splitting misogyny as he seeks out the perfect, demure woman, incapable of thoughts beyond motherhood and quiet contentedness. Rife with themes of sexism and inner turmoil, Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, Virginia Woolf's Jacob's Room, Kate Chopin's The Awakening, and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein are a far-cry from this version of a woman, but remain some of the most standard selections in women's literature. (Alison Foreman)
ScreenRant lists the best movies of Michael Fassbender, according to IMDb:
Jane Eyre (2003). Fassbender has that rare quality as an actor to feel perfectly suited to stories of any era, which means he's been cast in more than a few period pieces. Jane Eyre is the adaptation of the classic novel by Charlotte Brontë, and stars Mia Wasikowska as a young woman who begins working for the mysterious Mr. Rochester (Fassbender), and begins to learn of his dark secrets. (Colin McCormick)
Tips to make students more creative in their writing on tes:
The trouble with most stories is that they ignore the consumerist society that we live in. Many of the products that we take for granted could have transformed the plots of well-known legends and classics. (...)
And the Earnshaw family would have been so much more comfortable with double glazing at Wuthering Heights – especially when each departure raised such horrendous storms. (Yvonne Williams)
Aish imagines a Jewish version of Jane Eyre:
Jane “Oy Veis” M’Eyre. This four-hanky, sweeping historical romance follows orphan Jane M’Eyre through the hardships she suffers at her cruel aunt’s house, a boarding school, a country manor, the streets where she is homeless, a foreign country, and back to the manor, where she finds her love interest disfigured due to a horrific accident. A staunch heroine who refuses to be defeated by the cruel vicissitudes of society and nature, she learns to deal with calamity after calamity by simply uttering the empowering phrase, Oy veis meir. (Harvey Rachlin)
Página 12 (Argentina) presents the new book by Rodrigo Fresán, La parte recordada:
El volumen no deja de ejercer sus poderes narcotizantes hasta dejar al lector tan suspendido y embriagado como Branwell Brontë, el hermano de Emily Brontë, la única mentora que reconoce Penélope, La Hermana Loca del Escritor (uno de los más adorables personajes fresanianos) luego de una de sus sesiones de láudano, brandy y poesía. Pero el lector de Fresán, a diferencia de Branwell Brontë, emerge de la lectura en un estado de epifanía, porque logró, en términos fresanianos, nada más ni nada menos que captarlo todo. (Laura Ramos) (Translation)
YourTango includes a Charlotte Brontë quote on a list of proposals and wedding vows quotes.

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