“How do we manage to stay true to ourselves at the same time as belonging in the world in which we find ourselves?”
Writer and director Polly Teale discusses her experience of dramatising the lives of the Brontë sisters, elaborating on the challenges they faced as women in the 19th century and examining the representation of their inner worlds through their work.
Teale explains her fascination with internal conflict and expressing emotional states physically, exemplifying how being lost for words can provide wondrous opportunities for a performer, and focuses on themes of madness and repression particularly with regards to Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea.
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