Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 10:51 am by Cristina in , , , , , , ,    No comments
The Yorker reviews Wise Children's Wuthering Heights.
A cruel, heartbreaking and the most dehumanising story you’ll ever read… that was the leading critic of Emily Brontë’s novel when she published it in 1848. The Wise Children company is led by Emma Rice- who directed and adapted the story to the play which is certainly complex. In a fantastic mise en scène, the spectator is balanced between fear and joy.
Emma Rice and her troop had shaken the stage on the 10th of November at the play’s premiere. Interpreting and adapting Wuthering Heights on stage seems to be a tricky game but a fun one as we can see during the show. The language, like razor blades; the performance, singing and declamatory; finally, the set will blow your mind.
A fantastic cast of comedians leads the show, both singing and performing in a whirlwind of moments of intense violence and play. Ash Hunter as Heathcliff and Lucy McCormick as Catherine play the eponymous novel with enthusiasm and accuracy, tortured between marital duty and conflicts. The other group members, Michelle Gremaud as Young Catherine Linton and Sam Archer as Edgar Linton, are taking the stage as a playground. They embody their roles with sensitivity and power that is unbounded in the play. (Marie-Sylvette Boré)
Coincidentally, GoBookMart discusses 'Why it is Ok to Make Few Changes in Original Book Story for Adaptations'.
The arrogant or morally gray characters like Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice and Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights is hard to deal with because it involves a lot of expectations and since it is a classic, it indulges a large audience. Although these characters are arrogant or morally gray, they did succeed to be the audience’s favorite. The portrayal of these characters in the movies has to be up to the mark and hence a few changes are necessary. (nandini)
The New York Times features film director Jane Campion.
Campion is probably best known for “The Piano,” from 1993, for which she was the first woman to win the Palme d’Or at Cannes and the second female director to be nominated for an Academy Award; the film also won her the Oscar for best original screenplay. She started writing it when she was 31 or 32, an ode to Emily Brontë, a longtime hero. (She told me she admired Brontë’s “fierce independence” and her ability to create “a character like Heathcliff out of her imagination, with no experience of men whatsoever personally.”) (Jordan Kisner)
According to SlashFilm,
Growing up with stories like "Wuthering Heights" and "The Secret Garden" made Yorkshire seem particularly spooky. That howling wind has seen some things, you know? So, it's not too surprising that one of the many, many British detective shows is set in that region. (Leah Marilla Thomas)
BuzzFeed News recommends the audiobook of
In the Quick by Kate Hope Day, read by Rebecca Lowman
Time: 7 hours, 58 minutes
This inventive retelling of Jane Eyre is set in space. 12-year-old June's beloved uncle created a fuel cell for a rocket that ultimately failed, leaving the crew stranded and presumed dead, though her uncle died before learning of his failure. June thinks they're still alive and has discovered evidence to prove it, but no one listens to her. Her aunt sends her to space training school, where June is thrust into classrooms with students far older than her. As an adult, June becomes an astronaut and engineer, working closely with her uncle's protégé James. Despite the many years that have passed, June has never been able to forget about that rocket stranded in space, nor about the issues with her uncle's fuel cell. (Margaret Kingsbury)
An alert in Haworth for tomorrow, November 18: 
Cobbles and Clay
Event by Wave of Nostalgia Haworth
Come and meet Bella Ellis (Rowan Coleman), listen to her stories about the Brontë Mysteries and take away a signed copy of her latest - "The Red Monarch"
£5 ticket from Wave of Nostalgia 01535 538352, with £5 off the book on the night.
Finally, the (big) blunder of the day comes from Salon Privé magazine:
Like most countries in the world, the dating etiquette in the UK varies tremendously. Unlike the USA, this is a nation where there are still lingering attitudes that are dominated by social status. It could be stated more succinctly that Britain is very class-conscious. Dating etiquette will vary in aristocratic circles, where people have been materialistic and conscious of family background ever since the days of the romantic novels written by Jane Eyre.


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