Brontë A Portrait of Charlotte

Brontë A Portrait of Charlotte

Award-winning biographical treatment based on correspondence between Charlotte and her childhood friend and confident, Ellen Nussey. Brontë A Portrait of Charlotte is an award-winning biographical treatment written by William Luce. Brontë takes place “in the course of a single day in a sitting room of the Brontë house,” where Charlotte has returned to live with her stern God-fearing father after burying the last of her siblings, her sister Anne. Based on letters written between Charlotte and her childhood friend and confident, Ellen Nussey, the play sheds light on Charlotte’s fears, her need for love, her sense of loss and quiet suffering. Most importantly it casts light on the genius of the woman who despite the repressive environment she grew up in, dared to challenge conventional wisdom that women “ought to confine themselves to making puddings...knitting stockings...playing on the piano.” Her fierce independence and remarkable imagination is perfectly relevant today. Written as a radio play for Julie Harris, it eventually became a stage piece which the legendary Miss Harris toured the country performing.

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Show Category: Drama

Opening:Jul 12, 2012
Closing:Sep 15, 2012

Theater Information
Actors Temple Theatre
339 West 47th Street
New York, NY
Between 8th and 9th Ave.

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