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On Theatre: Amanda Goldberg directs Brontë at the Timms Centre for the Arts


Arguably the most famous family in English literature, the Brontës seemed to want for nothing. But for all their good fortune, the family had its skeletons. Skeletons that, at times, were not prone to staying in the closet.

Polly Teale is a British playwright, and her work Brontë is the subject of Studio Theatre’s final performance of the season. Told in an elliptical narrative, the unfolding of the Brontë family’s story in Teale’s play weaves in and out of different times in the lives of Charlotte, Emily and Anne as they create some of the most powerful fiction in history amidst relationships being blown into fragments. Amanda Goldberg directs Brontë, which is on at the Timms Centre for the Arts on the U of A Campus.

Amanda dropped in to talk with Tony King about reinventing the lives of the Brontë family, and why it was necessary to have an Intimacy Professional on hand for the production.