"Jane Eyre

Review: Jane Eyre at Bristol Old Vic/Theatre Royal

Joe Williams | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Joe Williams

Perhaps most impressively, the production manages to make a book from an era where a year's worth of information corresponds to approximately a second's of our own time feel relevant without the need for any crude literary devices.

Review: Jane Eyre, National Theatre 'Less Would Have Been More'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

This adaptation of the much-loved book, Jane Eyre, is a really ambitious attempt to translate the entire novel into a dynamic, energetic production. The result is a whistle-stop trip through the story that touches on every single event in the book, but doesn't always capture the emotion.

Women Empowerment: A Religion of the 21st Century

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK
Dr Ion Jinga

There is still work to do. In the 21st Century, no one should be excluded, regardless of the gender. Women empowerment is a new religion. It is not only the natural think to do, it is the smart thing to do.

Not Just an Ugly Face

A.M.F. Winn | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
A.M.F. Winn

Why, then, is it so impossible for an ugly female protagonist to exist in our culture? Why must 14-year-old Hermione Granger have a Cinderella moment at the Yule Ball, when she has so many other qualities to recommend her?

Literature Is a Library

Jamie Andrews | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Andrews

The great wonder of the British Library is that our vaults hold not only original literary texts, but the contextual materials that help today's readers place those works in the moment of their writing, and track responses to them over the years.

Even Great Writers Get Panned: One-Star Reviews for Ten Classic Books

Lynn Shepherd | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lynn Shepherd

Don't get me wrong - the internet is about all about self-expression and I'm all for it, but it does have its downsides, and if you're an author, the one-star review is definitely one of them. But even the greats of the past are not immune, so it being the season for some harmless fun, here are some of my favourite one-star Amazon reviews for ten of the world's best-loved books.

LOOK: More Feminist Books Get The Chick-Lit Treatment

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Comedy

Sylvia Plath's 'The Bell Jar' has got a new cover for its 50th anniversary edition, which some are calling 'too chick-lit'. But it turns out that was ...

Planet Appetite: Stately Home Movie Locations in the Peak District, Derbyshire, UK

Rupert Parker | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Entertainment
Rupert Parker

The Peak District conjures up images of sharp mountain tops but, in fact, it contains a concentration of some of the best stately homes in Britain. You may recognise them from the movies.

Sexing Up the Classics: Why I Wouldn't Mind 50 Shades of Mr Darcy

Rebecca Myers | Posted 17.09.2012 | Home
Rebecca Myers

"Oh, if only", I hear you sigh. You've got to page 250 and you could cut the sexual tension with a distinctly blunt knife, yet there's still not been a thigh brush in sight.

50 Shades Of Pride And Prejudice: 'Explosive Sex' To Be Added To New Versions Of The Classics

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 15.09.2012 | Home

A publisher of adult fiction is giving literary classics such as Jane Eyre and Pride And Prejudice an erotic makeover. The company said that it was...

Adapting Jane Eyre for the Big Screen

Moira Buffini | Posted 13.05.2012 | Home
Moira Buffini

It's a daunting thing, adapting one of the most beloved novels in the world. Jane Eyre is a lifelong friend to many people. Like all great classics, it reveals different things at every reading. All these elements must be honoured in an adaptation; the book's still urgent politics, the Gothic haunted house and the complexity of the love story.

Beware the Bonnets: The Blighted Brontes are the Next Big Thing in Cinema

Emma Jones | Posted 08.11.2011 | UK Entertainment
Emma Jones

An alcoholic and opium addict, a social recluse and all dead by the age of 40. You get the feeling that the troubled Brontes should have lived in Albert Square. Yet there isn't a literary family anywhere to equal the combined genius of Charlotte, Emily and Anne...

Caroline Frost

Mia Wasikowska: 'Jane Had Nothing But Her Strongest Passion'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 06.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

“What really fascinated me was the sheer isolation – no internet, no TV, I mean, just imagine!” Mia Wasikowska, star of the latest big-scree...