Hey, where are my spoons? DUN DUN DUNN! *
I have been driven mad today, so I’m a little sillier than usual. I must have a book ready to publish by wednesday and everyone is dragging their feet, files aren’t working, and- oh yes- can you illustrate the bio tonight? *sigh*
Thisbeciel sent me this, which appalled but amused me. I think I’ve heard the music for this. I may have. I’ve heard that there are something like 30 musicals of Jane Eyre alone, but I only know the magnificent one… and the “feel-good 1960s one” (with peppy Mr Brocklehurst enthusing about the lack of lunch at Lowood!). There will be no lunch! *sparkle jump!* bad, bad, bad mental pictures… Also, I think Rochester’s proposal song is called “I have Something Stupid to Tell You.” Anyway, here’s my response to Thisbeciel’s report.
Now, it seems that a lot of adaptations cannot help turning Mr Rochester into a minx. This is just terrible, I hope you will agree:
Rochester: You say “farewell”. I find I need more than that. I need… (He gives her a gentle kiss)I needed that. Now go.
Jane: (totally confused) I don’t know what to say.
Rochester: And that is exactly when you should find the strength to say nothing.
Jane: Goodbye, I will think. (She pulls away but he grabs her hand and gently kisses it. With great fortitude, she reaches up and kisses him again.)
But then Mr Mason starts talking spy-speak:
“And it would seem that Mr. Mason has more of a backbone in this version- cue in this response when the servant tells Mason Rochester is too busy to see visitors- “tell Mr. Rochester that the weather is lovely in Jamaica”
“LOL! Sounds like code speak to me. I wonder what Mr. R could respond…
Rochester: Tell him that the mangoes still seem to be sickly though.
Mason: Tell Rochester that the mangoes are sickly because they are kept hidden away under a tarp.”
But this is my favourite:
“I forgot to mention another part when the guests are there and they ask him to sing, Mr. R. says:”I have no intention of favoring you all with baritone majesty.”
*This joke will only make sense if you’ve listened to Mystery Theatre Jane Eyre, and read the comments to this post.