Jane Eyre: una autobiografia
We are celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of the English novelist Charlotte Brontë with Jane Eyre, the great romantic heroine. A woman who is well aware of what she wants, face the conventions. The production is directed by Carme Portaceli.
What is most marvellous about this character and this novel is the fact that Jane Eyre, from her birth and without anything making her behave in that way, has the most impressive instinct within her to overcome adversity that I have ever read about. In the school for poor girls, where she is sent to get rid of her because she complained about the injustice she faced from a very early age, she realises that she is incapable of allowing herself to be abused in any of the ways that abuse may manifest itself. Jane asks her friend Helen why she allows herself to be punished. Helen replies that she has come here to receive an education, and that punishment is part of achieving this great objective. And Jane said "I would not be able to bear that humiliation, I could not forgive that. If people were always kind and obedient to those who are cruel and unjust, the wicked people would have it all their own way: they would never feel afraid, and so they would never alter, but would grow worse and worse. When we are struck at without a reason, we should strike back again very hard; I am sure we should—so hard as to teach the person who struck us never to do it again.”
Jane Eyre is a novel written by Charlotte Brontë in 1847, under the pseudonym of Currer Bell. If they had used their real names, neither she nor either of her sisters, Emily and Anne, would have had any of the novels that they wrote published. Or at least they would not have achieved the success they had (not in the case of Emily and Wuthering Heights) and they would therefore have been unable to continue writing, which was their shared passion.
Jane Eyre is a window through which Charlotte Brontë shows us her vision of the world. Jane discusses the arbitrary difference between classes, and highlights the role of women in the world. She never allows anyone to forget that they are not an inferior being due to being poor or being a woman.
But above all, Jane Eyre is a romantic work in which the struggle for freedom is the impulse that drives the protagonist in a world where it is inaccessible to women. There is also, of course, a great love story that can only be experienced when the two parties involved are on equal terms, when love is not a prison, but instead an act of freedom.
musicians Alba Haro cello / Clara Peya-Laia Vallès piano
scenic space Anna Alcubierre / costumes Antonio Belart / make up by Toni Santos / lighting Ignasi Camprodon / movement and choreography Ferran Carvajal / audiovisual Eugenio Szwarcer / sound Igor Pinto / original music Clara Peya
director assistant Judith Pujol / costumes assistant Maria Albadalejo / scenography assistant Judit Colomer
set up made by Guillermo Góngora and Pablo Paz / costumes made by Goretti Puente and Sastreria Cornejo
produced by Teatre Lliure
show in Catalan language
approximate length 2h. no interval
hand programme in Braille language available at the box office
03/05 debate with the company after the show
performance recommended by the Servei Educatiu del Teatre Lliure
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