August 19, 2007
The bride is about a foot tall, has a long, flowing mane the color of cornsilk and wears a placid smile. She is made of porcelain and is draped head to toe in a lace wedding dress and sweeping veil. The name of the doll on display at the Peabody Library is not Sleeping Beauty or Cinderella but Jane Eyre. If that strikes you as odd - as stupendously, absurdly, bizarrely misconceived - chances are that you've actually read Charlotte Bronte's classic novel. Just for starters, the Jane in the novel wore her dark hair in a tight bun. She is fierce, and decidedly mousy-looking.
July 5, 2007
'JANE EYRE' LIVES The George Peabody Library traces Charlotte Bronte's classic novel Jane Eyre through history at the new exhibit Eyre Apparent. The exhibition displays memorabilia related to the book and shows how, over the years, the novel's meaning can be adapted to the culture of the times and how the book has been interpreted in new ways. .................... The exhibit is at the George Peabody Library, 17 E. Mount Vernon Place. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays.
March 28, 2004
Emma Brown: A Novel From the Unfinished Manuscript by Charlotte Bronte. By Clare Boylan. Viking. 4484 pages. $25.95 When Charlotte Bronte died too young at 38, she left four novels and a sliver of a fifth, Emma Brown. Jane Eyre is, of course, the crown jewel, but Shirley and Villette are fine books, too -- enough so to secure Bronte's reputation as a major English writer. The fragment is a tantalizing literary artifact, a bare 20 pages whose tart wit and rich plot ingredients pull the reader in with great efficiency.
May 27, 2003
Rachel Kempson, 92, the matriarch of the Redgrave acting clan and one of the clarion voices of British stage and screen, died Saturday at her home in Millbrook, N.Y. The cause of death was not released. Ms. Kempson was perhaps the least known of the Redgraves in the United States. But in Britain, her performances in large and small roles in Shakespeare's plays were greatly admired, as were her appearances in other treasured British classics, including Richard Sheridan's 1777 comedy, The School for Scandal, in which she appeared over the years both as Maria and, earlier, as Lady Teazle.
June 3, 2001
Sarah: My one and HBOnly By Tamara Ikenberg SPECIAL TO THE SUN I have about the same chance of getting tickets for "The Producers" as I do of stealing Matthew Broderick from Sarah Jessica Parker. And that's just one of the reasons why I'm tuning in and turning on to HBO's "Sex and the City" tonight instead of the Tonys on CBS. Call it "Producers" envy. Call it lack of culture. Call it a preference for watching four female carnivores carnally conquering New York instead of a bunch of sissies breaking into song.
May 8, 2001
Tony nominations Best Play: "The Invention of Love," "King Hedley II," "Proof," "The Tale of the Allergist's Wife" Best Musical: "A Class Act," "The Full Monty," "Jane Eyre," "The Producers" Book of a Musical: "A Class Act," "The Full Monty," "Jane Eyre," "The Producers" Original Score: "A Class Act," "The Full Monty," "Jane Eyre," "The Producers" Revival - Play: "Betrayal," "The Best Man," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "The Search for Signs...