October Stammtisch - We are Three Sisters
Post date: 18-Sep-2017 15:15:35
Against the backdrop of a dark, remote northern town, three remarkable young women live their lives brightly. In Haworth in the 1840s, in a gloomy parsonage where there are neither curtains nor comforts, Charlotte, Anne and Emily Brontë light up their world with outspoken wit, aspirations, dreams and ideas. And throughout their confined lives intensely lived...they write. Anyone who has read a Brontë novel cannot fail to be stirred by their overwhelming humanity, charged emotion and brooding, prescient unease with the status quo. In We Are Three Sisters, poet, playwright and novelist Blake Morrison cleverly elides the lives of the Brontë sisters and their spoiled brother with the story of Chekhov's Three Sisters. With a touch of poetic licence, he shows us the overwhelming humanity, charged emotions and brooding unease which characterise both households. We Are Three Sisters is a pearl of a play which evokes with piercing clarity the life and distinct personalities of these three spirited individuals.