Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Tuesday, August 09, 2022 11:08 am by M. in , , , ,    No comments
American Theatre announces some of the 2023 productions around the US, including Villette in Chicago:
In this riveting adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s novel Villette, the determined Lucy Snow travels away from home to an unfamiliar land, where her solitary journey is full of romance and intrigue. Will her wry wit and generous spirit emerge intact?
Locus interviews the writer L. Penelope:
I grew up loving the classics like The Secret Garden and Jane Eyre, but I read basically everything growing up. One of the earliest fiction things I can remember is Virginia Hamilton’s series Justice and Her Brothers. I read those books over and over again. It wasn’t until college that I got more into science fiction and fantasy. Growing up, speculative stuff that I took in was more television – The Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, Tales from the Crypt, things like that. I wasn’t reading a ton of SF, but I did read whatever was around. (Francesca Myman)
This columnist of Cambridge Independent quotes Wuthering Heights praising the wonders of  the grey men:
But then, as a society, we’ve always underappreciated the dull and the dependable (a boring man writes). I remember when I read Wuthering Heights, I couldn’t help thinking that Cathy would have been a lot better off with sweet, doting Edgar Linton than that brooding, mercurial bad boy Heathcliffe. Though, granted, it might not have been a very interesting book. (Paul Kirkley)
Augustman lists upcoming period dramas:
This film brings to life the story of one of the most famous and trailblazing writers of the millennium, Emily Brontë, a gem, who the world lost at just 30 years of age. Starring Emma Mackey as Emily, the tale follows the intense years leading up to the creation of her influential novel Wuthering Heights.
It offers a peek into her exhilarating, uplifting and rebellious journey to womanhood. Set in the backdrop of the Yorkshire moors, this coming of age film is Frances O’Connor’s promising directorial debut. (Eesha Kulkarni)

La Libre (Belgium) talks about Alan Bennetts's The Uncommon Reader:

Henry James, Virginia Woolf, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, les sœurs Brontë, Alice Munro… Une seule chose compte désormais pour la Reine qui, dans ces pages, s'apprête à fêter son quatre-vingtième anniversaire : rattraper le temps perdu. (Geneviève Simon) (Translation)
Global Times (China) includes a Brontë question in today's crossword.


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