Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 11:38 am by Cristina in , , ,    No comments
iNews features Lucy McCormick who is set to play Cathy is Emma Rice's delayed/forthcoming stage adaptation of Wuthering Heights.
This autumn, she stars in another much-delayed production, set to be a highlight of the theatrical year: playing Cathy in a new stage version of Wuthering Heights, adapted and directed by Emma Rice. [...]
McCormick’s next project should fit that bill, too – even if playing one of the great heroines of literature in a production touring to the National Theatre might sound a world away, McCormick says that Rice’s Wuthering Heights will be “epic”. “Really magical and theatrical, all-singing and all-dancing.”
And McCormick is quick to point out that she’s actually an extremely biddable actor. “I’m such a theatre geek, I absolutely love it. I love being directed. Doing something under your own name is really, really intense. So somebody else controlling those decisions is really enjoyable.”
It’s early days – they haven’t started rehearsals – but Emily Brontë’s novel is a classic. What does she think of putting Cathy and Heathcliff on stage?
“Emma’s done a really good job. It’s one of the great love stories, the classic tortured relationship, people who never make the right decision and are just total selfish pricks…” McCormick says, moving seamlessly from a recognisable promotional line to the sort of literary analysis you might expect from, well, Lucy Muck.
“They’re pretty awful, and it’s quite good to sit back and watch that.” (Holly Williams)
Daily Mail gives 4 stars out of 5 to last night's Brontë's Britain with Gyles Brandreth.
Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights make better movies, too. A windswept Gyles Brandreth crammed their history into an hour as he went striding across the moors in Brontës’ Britain (C5). ‘My wild, inner Heathcliff is stirring,’ he cried.
Ebullient Gyles bounded around Yorkshire, investigating the landscapes and houses that inspired scenes from the novels.
In a B&B called Ponden Hall, he saw the ‘box bed’ beside a window, where the narrator of Wuthering Heights first sees the ghost of Cathy Earnshaw.
And he chatted by laptop camera to his canal-boating chum, Sheila Hancock, and asked what she thought of the tales. ‘I can’t imagine them being set in Surrey,’ she retorted.
Unlike the Hemingway hagiography, it all made me actually want to reread the books. (Christopher Stevens)
Moultrie News suggests taking an 'Adult Summer Reading Bingo challenge' which includes the following category:
Classic Novel: Full disclosure here, summer reading was never my thing when I was in school. Classics need not be dry or boring, and as much as Stephen Crane and William Faulkner were not for me, Jane Eyre was – a mix of romance, suspense and wit that turned me on to other feisty authors of 20th century classics like Anita Loos’s Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Elizabeth von Arnim’s The Enchanted April. (Delores Schweitzer)
Similarly, Agene Avis (Norway) recommends reading classics during the summer months.
En klassisk sommer
Mange av oss har kanskje lest Jane Eyre på ungdomsskolen, men hva med alle de andre klassikerne? Det er tross alt en grunn til at «alle» burde lese dem. (Translation)
Riotact begins a review of a local creperie like this:
It is a day snatched straight from the pages of Wuthering Heights: the frigid wind is whipping our hair into our faces and ominous clouds have turned Braidwood’s landscape grey. (Michelle Taylor)


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