Friday, August 19, 2022

The Times talks with the actor Adrian Dunbar, who says about his role as Patrick Brontë in Emily:
He’s about to take his Waste Land to Alexandria in Egypt and will soon be seen in the film Emily, a “reimagining” of the Brontë story, written and directed by the actress Frances O’Connor, playing Patrick Brontë, the patriarch who outlived all six offspring, which will screen at the Toronto film festival. “I haven’t a huge amount to do, it’s all a bit, ‘Hurry children, the train will leave without you’,” he says. “But there are a couple of barnstorming sermons.” (Julia Llewellyn Smith)

Still some reactions to Emily's trailer: Tellyvisions, Get your Comic On and The Handbook

Nomad Lawyer list reasons to visit Bradford. We suggest you sit down when you when read it:
This makes it a desirable place to visit and is a must-see destination in the UK. Bradford is home to many famous people, including Frederick Delius, JB Priestley, the Brontë sisters, Dynamo, and Zay Malik of One Direction. (Anjali Kumari)
The Independent lists the 'best hotels in the Peak District' in 2022:
Neighbourhood: Biggin-by-Hartington
There is something Brontë-esque about this rambling 17th-century hotel, the big skies of the White Peak plateau overhead and the criss-cross of dry-stone walls chequering rolling countryside. (Helen Moat)
It's curious how a novel like Jane Eyre which was considered by some reviewers like Elizabeth Rigby "pre-eminently an anti-Christian composition" when it was first published is now used against the Cancel Culture in campus:
And the Left seems quite selective about which “banned books” they want kids to read. Sure, high school girls should read porn, and middle school kids should read dramatic exposés of racist police officers killing young black kids for no reason. (Even if a student’s Dad is a cop.) But do they bring Jane Eyre to those camps, or Pilgrim’s Progress for children? (David Marshall in Stream)

These cultural wars are tiresome. Zealots (be it Christian or Woke) are zealots. Period.

The Berkshire Eagle discusses the Tanglewood concert of Cécile McLorin Salvant:
When the pandemic shutdown forced her to stop touring, Salvant used the opportunity to work on “Ghost Song,” a sweeping, eclectic contemplation of ghosts, nostalgia and longing for lost loves and roads not taken.
Its theme was inspired by the classic Emily Bronté (sic) novel “Wuthering Heights,” which she read during the pandemic. Salvant performs a striking interpretation of Kate Bush’s ethereal 1978 hit song of the same name on her far-reaching album. (Sharon Smullen)
Sverre «Metteson» Breivik and Emma Bones, Heathcliff and Cathy in the 2023 Norwegian tour of a new production of Wuthering Heights by the Riksteatret Company talk about their roles in Dagsavisen (Norway):
«Stormfulle høyder» regnes som en klassisk kjaerlighetsfortelling. Sverre «Metteson» Breivik og Emma Bones har imidlertid oppdaget langt mer enn kjaerlighet å ta med seg inn i Riksteatrets version. (...)
 Som skuespiller blir man ofte fortalt hva som liksom er det viktigste og mest interessante i en rolle, for å engasjere eller inspirere. Men jeg ble overraska da jeg faktisk gikk inn i teksten, hvordan Brontë skriver. Man snakker mye om kjaerligheten. Men det er en mye rarere og mer kompleks historie enn det oftest blir lagt fram. Mye interessant med synsvinkler. Dette er ikke en kioskroman, sier Sverre Breivik. (Gerd Elin Stava Sandve) (Translation)
The spaces in literature in La Razón (México):
Los espacios a veces, son tan importantes para la trama que parecen ser un personaje más.  (...)  Cada uno de los personajes y sus circunstancias parecen estar arraigados a su tierra. Cumbres Borrascosas, de Emily Brontë es otro gran ejemplo. Las paredes de Cumbres parecen estar revestidas de tragedia, de las historias del pasado. Una maldición que puede arrastrar a toda la familia. (Mónica Argamasilla) (Translation)
Thanksgiving quotes (including one by Charlotte) in Martha Stewart. MacMillan gives you the chance to participate in a contest for winning copies of their Remixed Classics series, including Tasha Suri's What Our Souls Are Made Of.


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