Jane Eyre

Author: Polly Teale,Shared Experience Theatre

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781854593290

Category: Drama

Page: 85

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Polly Teale's well-received adaptation of the Charlotte Brontë classic.
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Heritage, Nostalgia and Modern British Theatre

Staging the Victorians

Author: Benjamin Poore

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230360149

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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The stage portrayal of the Victorians in recent times is a key reference point in understanding notions of Britishness, and the profound politicisation of that debate over the last four decades. This book throws new light on works by canonical playwrights like Bond, Edgar, and Churchill, linking theatre to the wider culture at large.
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Mansfield Park

Author: Jane Austen,Tim Luscombe

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849435251

Category: Drama

Page: 128

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Unceremoniously uprooted from her humble family home, intelligent young Fanny Price is dropped into the bustling, aristocratic household of her uncle, Sir Thomas Bertram, where she finds herself buffeted from one crisis to the next. Yet, throughout this turmoil one thing remains a constant – her love for the generous, worthy and steadfast Edmund Bertram. But will this love be her salvation? Or will she be forced to marry the charismatic Henry Crawford for connections and wealth alone?
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In Lambeth

Author: Jack Shepherd

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147421634X

Category: Drama

Page: 72

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Before there is Revolution there must be Revelation. In Lambeth is set against a background of the French and American revolutions. Pursued through the streets of Lambeth by an anti-republican mob, Thomas Paine seeks sanctuary in the garden of William Blake and his wife Catherine only to find them naked up a tree reading Paradise Lost and communing with angels. Originally produced in 1989 and first published the following year, this new edition published to correspond with the revival at the Southwark Playhouse, Lambeth, London in July 2014.
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The Prince and the Pauper

Author: Jemma Kennedy

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472515641

Category: Drama

Page: 112

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You are a Prince, not a pauper. And before too long the whole of England will be in your hands... Jemma Kennedy's stage adaptation of The Prince and the Pauper is a dynamic and fast-paced adaptation of Mark Twain's 1881 classic novel of confused identities. Set in a gritty, vibrant Tudor London, the poverty-stricken Tom Canty has a chance meeting with the young heir to the throne, Prince Edward, and – by pure coincidence – they find they look almost identical. The Prince and the Pauper tells the story of what happens when one person is mistaken for the other and what happens to them in the long-term: Tom Canty is forced into the world of the court and power, while Edward is cast down into a world of poverty and thieves, from which he must fight his way back to the court. First produced at the Unicorn Theatre, the UK's leading theatre for young audiences aged 2 – 21 from the 25th November 2012 to the 13 January 2013.
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City of Glass

Author: Duncan Macmillan,Paul Auster

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1786821710

Category: Drama

Page: 112

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“It was a wrong number that started it.” When reclusive crime writer Daniel Quinn receives a mysterious phone call from a man seeking a private detective in the middle of the night, he quickly and unwittingly becomes the protagonist in a real-life thriller of his own. He falls under the spell of a strange and seductive woman, who engages him to protect her young husband from his sociopathic father. As the familiar territory of the noir detective genre gives way to something altogether more disturbing and unpredictable, Quinn becomes consumed by his mission, and begins to lose his grip on reality. Will he be drawn deeper into the abyss, or could the quest provide the purpose and meaning he needs to rebuild his shattered life?
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Theatre Record

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Theater

Page: N.A

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Catch

Author: N.A

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 95

View: 799

Will collect media coverage due to its collective writing by five acclaimed female dramatists.
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Glass eels

Author: Nell Leyshon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre

Author: Sara Lodge

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230518155

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Sara Lodge offers a lively introduction to the critical history of one of the most widely-studied nineteenth-century novels, from the first reviews through to present day responses. The Guide also includes sections devoted to feminist, Marxist and postcolonial criticism of Jane Eyre, as well as analysis of recent developments.
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Brontë

Author: Polly Teale

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 9781848421707

Category: Drama

Page: 83

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A compelling literary detective story about the turbulent lives of the Brontë sisters - dramatised by Polly Teale and Shared Experience, the team behind After Mrs Rochester and Jane Eyre. In 1845, Branwell Brontë returns home in disgrace, plagued by his addictions. As he descends into alcoholism and insanity, bringing chaos to the household, his sisters write… Polly Teale’s extraordinary play evokes the real and imagined worlds of the Brontës, as their fictional characters come to haunt their creators. Brontë was produced by award-winning theatre company Shared Experience in 2010, in a co-production with the Watermill Theatre, Newbury, directed by Nancy Meckler. Shared Experience are acclaimed the world over for their powerful, visually-charged productions.
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Brontë Studies

Journal of the Brontë Society

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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Charlotte Brontë and the Storyteller's Audience

Author: Carol Bock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 188

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This intelligent study offers a new and appreciative understanding of Charlotte Bronte as a narrative artist. With care and precision, Bock counters the prevailing view of Bronte's fiction as unconsciously confessional, clearly showing her persistent concern with the reader's collaborative role in the storytelling experience. Bock begins with an examination of the creative milieu at Haworth, where Bronte initially gained an understanding of her craft, and continues with a look at Bronte's relationship with her first audience, Branwell, Emily, and Anne, as well as the influence of her early readings in Scott, Byron, and Blackwood's Magazine. Bronte's juvenile tales are used to describe the model of storytelling that she conceptualized during these formative years - a model which reflects her belief that author and reader meet on the border of actuality and imagination in order to pursue the truths that narrative fiction can contain. Individual chapters discuss the motif of reading and storytelling in The Professor, Jane Eyre, Shirley, and Villette and consider the narrative methods which characterize Bronte's relationship with her readers in each of these novels. Bock traces Bronte's development as a storyteller from an early struggle to reconceptualize her audience as she tried to enter the literary marketplace with The Professor to, in her final novel, Villette, a complex acknowledgment of the ways truth may be encompassed - contained, named, and observed - in fictional narrative and a hopeful account of the creative event in which readers and writers participate. Charlotte Bronte and the Storyteller's Audience also includes a history of the critical reception of Bronte's novels, pointing out some of the interpretive constraints by which the practice of reading her fiction as unconscious confession has limited our understanding of her narrative skill and literary concerns.
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Charlotte Brontë

A Passionate Life

Author: Lyndall Gordon

Publisher: Random House (UK)

ISBN: 9780099386018

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 418

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A classic Biography of Charlotte Bronte which overturns the conventional view of the suffering heroine, and paints a portrait of a passionate, complex woman and novelist. Looking into the shadow between the facts, Lyndall Gordon takes biography into the unseen space in which this woman of genius was able to live.
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Anne Brontë, her life and work

Author: Ada M. Harrison,Derek Stanford

Publisher: Archon Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

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Charlotte Brontë

Author: Pauline Nestor

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780389206927

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 123

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BrontÎ's novels examine female vulnerability and fear with disturbing intensity, while asserting her heroines' integrity and strength of character. This study of BrontÎ's life and work explores her novels' use of female power and sexuality to overcome the middle-class ethics and restraints that Victorian society imposed upon women.
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The Brontë Influence

Author: Charmian Knight,Patsy Stoneman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English fiction

Page: 87

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The Brontës in the World of the Arts

Author: Sandra Hagan,Juliette Wells

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754657521

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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This interdisciplinary collection presents new research on the Brontës' intense and varied relationship to the wider world of the arts. With essays by scholars who represent the fields of literary studies, music, art, theatre studies, and material culture, the volume brings together the strongest current research and suggests areas for future work on the Brontës and their cultural contexts.
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