Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014 12:48 pm by M. in , , ,    No comments
Austin Daily Herald has a sad-but-true realisation:
Try as you might, you’re never going to read all of the classic books everyone recommends. It’s physically impossible to read the all-time greats we celebrate in literature, from Leo Tolstoy, Fydor Dostoevsky and Charles Dickens to Emily Brontë, Tzu, Homer and Dante Aligheri. (Trey Mewes)
San Francisco Classical Voice reviews the latest symphony by the Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho,  Earth Shadows (Maan varjot):
The second movement, which Saariaho refers to as “the heart of the composition,” is more elegiac and spectral in nature. The organ and orchestral lines glisten in ghostly phrases as if we listening to the lingering spirit voices at Miss Havisham’s wedding. The music, though perhaps not literally intended, takes on a gothic quality reminiscent of the shadowy regions of Edgar Alan Poe or Emily Brontë. (Jim Farber)
Calgary Herald talks about the play Victor and Victoria’s Terrifying Tale of Terrible Things:
Victoria on the other hand, is a bit of a fantasy witch. She likes to get lost inside her mythical worlds, where she usually plays a version of Olivia de Havilland in Wuthering Heights, perched on the precipice of some cliff scanning the horizon for her Heathcliff. (Stephen Hunt)
Is this a blunder? Olivia de Havilland never was in any Wuthering Heights movie...  although she played Charlotte Brontë in Devotion 1946.

Les Soeurs Brontë (in French) explores several of the costume recreations inspired by the Brontës and their contemporaries. Escritoras Inglesas (in Portuguese) reviews Syrie James's The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Brontë. Idiot Box reviews Wuthering Heights 1992.


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