Jane Eyre

Adapted by Polly Teale

Cast & Crew

Cast

Abigail
Adele
Bertha
Bessie
Blanche Ingram
Brocklehurst
Cellist
Diana Rivers
Grace Poole
Helen Burns
Jane Eyre
John Reed
Lord Ingram
Mary Rivers
Mrs Fairfax
Mrs Reed
Pilot the Dog
Richard Mason
Rochester
St. John Rivers

Crew

ASM/Props
Casting
Company Movement
Company Stage Manager
Company Voice Work
Composer
Costume Supervisor
Designer
Dialect Coach
Director and Adapter
DSM
Lighting Designer
Production Manager
Props Assistant
Scenic Artist
Sound Operator
Tour LX
Wardrobe Maintenance

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Play description

Jane Eyre (originally published as Jane Eyre: An Autobiography) is a novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë. It was published on 16 October 1847, by Smith, Elder & Co. of London, England, under the pen name “Currer Bell.” The first American edition was published the following year by Harper & Brothers of New York.

Primarily of the Bildungsroman genre, Jane Eyre follows the emotions and experiences of its eponymous heroine, including her growth to adulthood and her love for Mr. Rochester, the Byronic master of fictitious Thornfield Hall. In its internalisation of the action—the focus is on the gradual unfolding of Jane’s moral and spiritual sensibility, and all the events are coloured by a heightened intensity that was previously the domain of poetry—Jane Eyre revolutionised the art of fiction. Charlotte Brontë has been called the ‘first historian of the private consciousness’ and the literary ancestor of writers like Joyce and Proust. The novel contains elements of social criticism, with a strong sense of morality at its core, but is nonetheless a novel many consider ahead of its time given the individualistic character of Jane and the novel’s exploration of classism, sexuality, religion, and proto-feminism.

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