Monday, December 30, 2019

Monday, December 30, 2019 5:22 pm by M. in , , , , , ,    No comments
Powerful literary quotes to inspire you in 2020 according to The Independent:
Charlotte Brontë – Jane Eyre
“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” (Roisin O'Connor)
The Guardian makes some predictions for UK theatre in 2020:
Both Roy Alexander Weise and Bryony Shanahan have established themselves as sharp directors – he with Nine Night and The Mountaintop, she with Bitch Boxer and Queens of the Coal Age. Together they plan to make work “with and for the people of Manchester”: Shanahan’s Wuthering Heights at the Exchange should be something special, while a freelance gig finds Weise reviving Roy Williams’ Sucker Punch in London. (Chris Wiegand)
Westworld and the best in Denver's theatre 2019 season:
Best Memorable Comic Moment
Finalists: Geoffrey Kent and Emily Van Fleet, The Moors, Arvada Center Black Box Theatre; Jessica Robblee, The Moors
Winner: Jessica Robblee
There was a remarkable love scene between Geoffrey Kent, playing the Mastiff, and Emily Van Fleet as the Moor Hen in this delightfully demented take-off on the lives of the Brontë sisters. Yes, the Mastiff actually is a dog and the Moor Hen an injured bird. He philosophizes in oddly broken but eloquent sentences; she, memory-challenged, forgets his philosophizing. The two actors played these roles with so much sweetness and depth that you accepted the entire absurd premise — banishing all questions about how they could possibly couple from your mind.
In the same production, Jessica Robblee’s character, Huldey, burst into song for some reason I can’t quite remember. And what a burst. The piece goes from flatly spoken statements through rock to ballad to the kind of chest-deep belt you’d expect from a murderess in the musical Chicago. The rendition by the multi-talented Robblee was so utterly insane, so full of outrageous flourishes and daring drops and rises, that you found yourself taken to fantastic places you’d never imagined before. (Juliet Wittman)
Extra Globo announces an upcoming episode of the Brazilian Bom Sucesso TV series:
Nana (Fabiula Nascimento) e Diogo (Armando Babaioff) vão se transformar em Catherine e Heathcliff, do livro “O morro dos ventos uivantes”, em "Bom sucesso". O sonho acontece na imaginação de Paloma (Grazi Massafera), quando ela está lendo a obra ao lado de Alberto (Antonio Fagundes). No livro, Heathcliff é um homem amargurado por um amor não correspondido, que volta rico e poderoso querendo se vingar de todos que o humilharam. O sonho acontece justamente quando Diogo retorna sedento por se vingar da família Prado Monteiro. (Carla Bittencourt) (Translation)
Önce Vatan Gazetesi (Turkey) interviews the writer Rabia Yılmaz:
Yazarken nelerden esinlenirsiniz? Örnek aldığınız yazar veya şairler var mı? Yazarken okuduğum her kitap, izlediğim her film ve bazen söylenen bir cümle bile bana ilham kaynağı olabiliyor. En büyük hayranı olduğum yazarlar tabii ki J.K. Rowling, J.R.R. Tolkien, Emily Brontë ve Stephenie Meyer. Bu yazarların üçünün de çok başarılı olduğu aşikâr; ama bunun yanında başarılarını eserlerle dünyaya duyurdular. Başarılı bir yazar olmak kadar bunu dünyadaki tüm okurlara duyurmak da çok önemli ve zor; ama bu demek değildir ki başarılı olan tüm yazarlar çokça okunur. Tozlu rafların arasında çok az kişi tarafından okunan hazineler biliyorum. Örneğin; en sevdiğim kitap “Uğultulu Tepeler.” Bu söylediğim yazarlar elbetteki benim ilham kaynağım; ama ilham almakla taklit etme arasındaki çizgiyi koruyan biriyim. (Ayşenur Mama) (Translation)
Jonkopings Posten (Sweden) explores how it has been growing up in the 2010s:
Mina tidiga tonårsminnen bär givetvis på både komplexitet och en stark känsla av sökande, för mig utlevd i romantisk 1800-talslitteratur, Mr. Darcy, Heathcliff och Downton Abbeys Matthew Crawley. (Johanna Andersson) (Translation)
Esquire (in Spanish) lists the best graphic novels of 2019:
En un rayo de sol - Tillie Walden - La Cúpula
La jovencísima Tillie Walden se embarca en un ambicioso proyecto de centenares de páginas en el que combina el romance adolescente, la afirmación de género y la aventura espacial, en una suerte de Cumbres Borrascosas futurista. Un trabajo precioso y evocador que amplía las fronteras de la ciencia-ficción tomando lo mejor de la misma. (Álex Serrano) (Translation)
Letras, Libros y Más (in Spanish) reviews the Manga adaptation of Jane Eyre. AnneBrontë.org posts about 'the Mystery Of 2 Sisters, 4 Cousins And 3 Weddings'.

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