Monday, January 20, 2020

Monday, January 20, 2020 12:30 am by M. in ,    No comments
An alert for today, January 20 in Sydney
Anne Brontë Bicentenary:  Anne Brontë, the Forgotten Sister
20 January 2020
Stanton Library, Conference Room
234 Miller Street
North Sydney
New South Wales 2060
Monday 20 Jan 2020 at 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

2020 is a very special year for fans of the great Anne Brontë because it marks the 200th anniversary of her birth. To commemorate her bicentenary Anne Brontë enthusiast and playwright Cate Whittaker will be bringing Anne Brontë’s stories alive. Cate's talk will recognize Anne Bronte in her bicentennial year as the first whistleblower on wife abuse, to uncover her life and her dreams through her diaries, drawings, letters, prayers, poems and novels in the surroundings she worked in, lived in and visited.
Cate Whittaker was a born and brought up 15 km from the Brontë Parsonage at Haworth the birthplace of the Brontë sisters. She wrote her Masters thesis on 19th Century History at the University of Sydney and has thirty years of experience teaching and lecturing. Cate has written a play on the female convict rebellion at the Parramatta Factory Prison called Forgotten which was performed at the Riverside Theatre in July 2019 to a sell-out audience. 


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