10:00am Friday 27th April 2012
Oscar-nominated costumes from the recent film adaptation of Jane Eyre will be on show in Haworth as part of an arts programme that also explores the issue of slavery in Wuthering Heights.
The latest big-screen version of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, starring Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender and Dame Judi Dench, had a special screening in Haworth last year, and from May to September costumes from the film will be displayed at the Bronte Parsonage Museum.
The exhibition is a highlight of the museum’s new season of contemporary arts events, which also includes a discussion on ethnic origin slavery in Wuthering Heights.
The casting of a black actor as Heathcliff in Andrea Arnold’s 2011 film adaptation of Emily Bronte’s novel put issues of race into the spotlight.
A screening of a documentary called Regular Black: The Hidden Wuthering Heights – which examines themes of slavery and race coded in the text uncovers parallels between the fictional Earnshaws and slave-owning Yorkshire families – will be followed by a discussion by panelists including writer and broadcaster Bonnie Greer, who is president of the Bronte Society, and literary critic Professor Terry Eagleton.
For more about the contemporary arts programme call (01535) 640188.
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