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'Wow, I'd love to be someone like that!' Sally Cookson on our passion for Jane Eyre

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

As her bold staging of the classic novel is screened as part of National Theatre at Home, the director discusses Brontë's genius - and the seismic effects of lockdown What drew you to staging Jane Eyre?
It's a story I've loved since I was a child although I didn't read the novel until I was in my 20s. As a kid I was intrigued by the black-and-white film noir version with Orson Welles as Rochester and music by Bernard Herrmann. When I read the book at drama school, I thought: that film completely misses the point. It might as well have been called Rochester. The book is a clarion call for...
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