Romanian Jane Eyre (Valeria Seciu and Victor Rebengiuc)
Especially for Liantasse and the other Romanian readers too shy to speak up in my previous post. I was mistaken, this is not an audiobook but a radio adaptation of some kind starring Valeria Seciu as Jane Eyre and Victor Rebengiuc as Mr Rochester. My information does not include the date of the production, nor any other details about the production. A note sent along with it- an annonymous note!- informs me that the production begins when Jane arrives at Thornfield and that there are some changes, although it includes almost all of the dialogue between Jane and Rochester. So, this is one of those adaptations focussing largely on their relationship. The note-writer also describes Valeria’s performance as being in the style of Joan Fontaine while Victor is described as a great narrator and storyteller without wickedness or ‘minxiness.’ (Clearly the note-writer has been talking to my friends… We (at the League of the Extraordinarily Rochester Obsessed) have identified the minxy-Rochester as a type among adaptations of the character.
(ex. James Barbour. When I first saw a recording of the musical I had to laugh because it decidedly looked like Rochester had used his horse as a diversion so he could pounce on unsuspecting governesses in icy lanes, and then he proceeds to lounge seductively on a rock, while rubbing his chest. He rubs his chest a lot, actually… And during the proposal scene he does this hair-nuzzling thing. But you don’t want to hear about that… Oh, and there’s the flirting thing he does when he’s impersonating Celine Varens too…).
I believe the productions runs to about an hour and a half. Enjoy!