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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Theatre Record

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Theater

Page: N.A

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Charlotte Brontë

The Imagination in History

Author: Heather Glen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198187610

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 314

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"This study of Charlotte Bronte's novels draws on extensive original research in a range of early Victorian writings, on subjects from women's day-dreaming to sanitary reform, from the Great Exhibition to early Victorian religious thought. It is not, however, merely a study of context. Through a close consideration of the ways in which Bronte's novels engage with the thinking of their time, it offers a powerful argument for the 'literary' as a distinctive mode of intelligence, and reveals a Charlotte Bronte more alert to her historical moment and far more aesthetically sophisticated than she has usually been taken to be. The study will be of interest not only to students of Victorian literature and society, but also to those literary critics and theorists who are beginning to reconsider the nature of the aesthetic and its relation to ideology."--BOOK JACKET.
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Catch

Author: N.A

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 95

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Will collect media coverage due to its collective writing by five acclaimed female dramatists.
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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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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 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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Female friendships and communities

Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, Elizabeth Gaskell

Author: Pauline Nestor

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 220

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How did 19th-century female writers portray relationships amongst women? How were female friendships and communities reflected in the mirror of women's texts? Exploring this subject through the work of three major women novelists-Elizabeth Gaskell, Charlotte Bronte, and George Eliot-Nestor examines their writings, thier lives, and their attitudes towards and relationships with women in the context of 19th-century social history. The period between 1840 and 1890 saw great changes in thinking about women in society. This social phenomenon coincided with the literary phenomenon of an emergent community of women authors. As a result, for the first time women had the advantage of "telling their own stories" in print, thus making a substantial contribution to the general public debate.
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Emily Bronte and the Religious Imagination

Author: Simon Marsden

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441168133

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Readers of Emily Brontë's poetry and of Wuthering Heights have seen in their author, variously, a devout if somewhat unorthodox Christian, a heretic, or a visionary "mystic of the moors". Rather than seeking to resolve this matter, Emily Brontë and the Religious Imagination suggests that such conflicting readings are the product of tensions, conflicts and ambiguities within the texts themselves. Rejecting the idea that a single, coherent set of religious doctrines are to be found in Brontë's work, this book argues that Wuthering Heights and the poems dramatise individual experiences of faith in the context of a world in which such faith is always conflicted, always threatened. Brontë's work dramatises the experience of imaginative faith that is always contested by the presence of other voices, other worldviews. Her characters cling to visionary faith in the face of death and mortality, awaiting and anticipating a final vindication, an eschatological fulfilment that always lies in a future beyond the scope of the text.
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