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By Jen Silverman
An eerie manor in a bleak, windswept landscape; shadowy corners and surreptitious staircases; secrets, mysteries, and melodramatic revelations. This is the gothic novel, the world of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights—but in Jen Silverman’s new adaptation, that world is populated by millennials. In a smart sendup of the gothic literary tradition, Silverman examines both how women have been represented in the literary canon, and the ways in which they continue to transcend harsh circumstances in the modern world.
The ReDiscovery Reading Series introduces audiences to new adaptations of great but lesser-known classic plays under consideration for STC’s mainstage seasons.