Reinventing the Bronte sisters for the 22nd Century
With a rock musical about the Bronte sisters and a Charlotte Bronte story set in the 22nd Century, a theatre in Yorkshire is trying to change the way we view the famous literary family.
"I'm not that interested in costume drama," says James Brining, artistic director of the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds, discussing the theatre's Bronte season.
You might think being interested in costume drama would be an essential requirement for putting on a season dedicated to the Bronte sisters, whose stage and screen adaptations are rarely without a full set of bodices and bonnets.
But... read more
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