Bronte, A Victorian Literary Drama About the Bronte Sisters
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“Breathtaking… a rare feat of theatrical imagining” —The Evening Standard (UK)
This inventive drama by Polly Teale, originally developed by the U.K.’s acclaimed Shared Experience Theatre Company, examines the lives of three of the most studied and discussed writers of all time. Spurred by their brother’s tumultuous personal life, Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte write from their remote home on the Yorkshire moors. The real and the imagined collide as the characters the sisters have created come to life. Bronte explores the question of how a trio of Victorian spinsters could have produced some of the most passionate literature ever written.