Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:30 am by M. in ,    No comments
Jordi Mand's theatrical text Brontë: The World Within is now available:
Brontë: The World Without
by Jordi Mand
Playwrights Canada Press
ISBN: 9780369101020
August 2020

What happens when a passion is turned into a means to survive?
Sisters Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë have always enjoyed writing and storytelling, but so far, it’s been for their own personal enjoyment. Now that their father is sick and their brother is an alcoholic, they have to be the ones to support the family. They’d rather focus on their careers than settling down with suitors anyway, so writing is what could save them. But is it also what could tear them apart? Jealousy, rivalry, and the strong need for self-expression threaten not only their livelihoods and relationships but also their confidence in creativity and what could be their legacy.
Told over five days in the span of three years, the fascinating story of the Brontë sisters’ pioneering literary careers unfolds to show what it was like to be an ambitious woman in the 1800s, and how similar it looks to the struggles women still face today.


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