On March 15th Year 11 Literature students seized the moment to embark on a little pre-Easter revision with a trip to Hertford Theatre to see a one-woman performance of Jane Eyre. Talented actress Rebecca Vaughan delivered a ninety minute monologue in the role of Literature’s most famous governess.
Wearing a plain costume suitable to a woman of Jane’s status, and using only one piece of furniture which became by turns window seat, bed, punishment stool, chaise longue – and anything else the plot required – the actress brought to life Jane’s neglected childhood and tumultuous love affair with Mr Rochester.
Was it worth it? – ‘Really helpful,’ said the students. ‘Just brought the plot back to mind; now I want to re-read the Moor House bit. It’s a great way to start my revision.’