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Friday, 5 July 2013

Play: Bronte, by Polly Teale

In much the same way as I tell our musicians that they can enjoy our DVDs for relaxation, whilst the acting students are contemplating issues of direction and production, today I'm sharing a discussion about the play, Bronte, by Polly Teale.  It's a book we have in stock here at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's Whittaker Library.  (Catalogue entry)

The discussion appears on The Journal of Victorian Culture Online.  Whilst Victorianists engage in scholarly discourse about the deeper cultural issues, there is probably much here that will interest acting and drama students on a different level.

Charlotte Mathieson, a researcher from the University of Warwick, writes ...

"In May 2013, the Capitol Theatre in Manchester staged a production of the play Brontë, by Polly Teale. Originally staged by Shared Experience in 2005 (of which you can view a short trailer online), the play explores the life and writing of the Brontës through key episodes from their lives and scenes from their writing.  I went to watch the production with fellow Victorianist and life-writing specialist Amber Regis ..."  Read more here ...
Did you know Polly Teale has also written an adaptation of Jane Eyre, and a play entitled, After Mrs RochesterDetails here.

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