The BBC's new version of Wuthering Heights for the radio has got everyone talking. Something of a first for a radio transmission. Apart from notable exception such as the havoc caused by Orson Welles' War of the Worlds, radio usually stays happily in its niche. But, as already mentioned on this blog, this is the "swearing" version. Yes Bronte may not have written any … [Read more...] about So Emily Bronte didn’t have **** in mind after all? Andrew McCarthy, director of the Bronte Parsonage Museum replies…
The Wall Street Journal finishes its rave review of d'Amboise's recollections with these words:One of Mr. d'Amboise's nicknames in the company was "Daisy," because he was "always optimistic and sunny." Another was "Georgette," because the dancers often called each other by their mother's names... Dance was good to Daisy and he's returned the favor many times over. With "I … [Read more...] about “I Was a Dancer” – Jacques d’Amboise’s new autobiography – is exuberantly dishy, yet unkind to no one.
Jennifer Homans is a historian and critic who was also a professional dancer: She brings to Apollo’s Angels a knowledge of dance born of dedicated practice. She traces the evolution of technique, choreography, and performance in clean, clear prose, drawing readers into the intricacies of the art with vivid descriptions of dances and the artists who made them. Her admiration and … [Read more...] about Apollo’s Angels, the new book on ballet has got everyone talking