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Showing posts from May, 2022

"I am no bird, and no net ensnares me."

It's been a while, Brown Brontë readers, I know. I've had so many other research and writing projects on the go that my blog has fallen by the wayside a little bit. I fully intend to try and post a bit more regularly now, but you've heard that before so I'm making no promises as to how often that will be. I will say that I've read and watched a bunch of stuff and I'd love to share reviews with you all, so watch this space. For now, I'll start with my thoughts on " I Am No Bird, " a dramatic and musical production by Stute Theatre , who are performing it as part of this year's Ilkley Literature Festival .  It's a lively little piece that explores what it means - and meant - to be a woman trying to make a living from the arts. It looks at the barriers to women's creativity, historical and current, and, spoiler alert, there's a lot that hasn't changed, depressingly.  The piece depicts three women trying to write and put on a show