Posted by Jason Diamond
While Mikki Halpin readies the first issue of what I’m going to have to guess is the best Jane Eyre fanzine ever, “Eyresses,” she decided to throw a few events to coincide with the release of the latest adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s famous novel.
The parties are taking place March 11th (WORD in Brooklyn) and 14th (Housing Works) and feature under about a dozen people paying homage to one of literature’s most famous heroines. (Check out the Facebook invite)
I asked Mikki a few questions.
Why does it seem like every decade there is a renewed fascination with the works of the Brontë clan?
I really love Rebecca, by Daphne DuMaurier. She only picks out one part of the story, but she utilizes a really rococo emotional approach and much faster pacing so it’s the kind of book you rip through. Adaptations I haven’t experienced but would very much like to: the Bollywood version and the musical version staged in the 80s starring Alyssa Milano as Jane.
Well, I think the best musical tribute is the song that Anna Copa Cabanna wrote (see below) for Eyresses! Wuthering Heights fronts as a Brönte band but they’re straight-up Hobbit Rock, right? Not cool.