"EMILY BRONTE - a child of the moors" with Lise Rodgers

Thursday 9 Aug 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

A unique tribute to mark the 200th anniversary of Emily Brontë’s birth.

“My sister Emily loved the moors. Flowers brighter than the rose bloomed in the blackest of the heath for her … she found in the bleak solitude many and dear delights; and not the least and best-loved was - liberty. Liberty was the breath of Emily’s nostrils; without it she perished.” Charlotte Brontë

The author of Wuthering Heights and member of one of the most famous literary families in English literature, was born on the 30 July 1818. In this “spoken word” performance, actress Lise Rodgers evokes something of her world, her work and tragically short life.

LISE RODGERS is an accomplished Melbourne actress whose career has spanned stage, screen and radio. Widely known for her ongoing Jane Austen series of performances, it is her passion for the Spoken Word that inspires her series of performed readings. Her most recent presentation at The Johnston Collection was Dressed For Success, as part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival | Arts Program Series 2018.

image: Patrick Branwell Brontë (1817-1848) (detail from) portrait of Emily Brontë, circa 1833 oil on canvas, arched top collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London, purchased 1914, NPG 1724

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