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After Mrs Rochester

After Mrs Rochester

By Polly Teale
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781854597458, 96 pages, April 2003



Jean Rhys was obsessed with Jane Eyre—and more particularly with Bertha Mason, the first Mrs. Rochester and the "madwoman in the attic." Placing Bertha on stage throughout as Jean’s alter ego, Polly Teale’s remarkable dramatization of Rhys’ life gives full vent to this obsession—which was to prove the catalyst for The Wild Sargasso Sea.


"True dramatic dynamism – breathes new life into both subject and form."

- Independent

"Has the imaginative fluency and depth of feeling that audiences have come to expect from Shared Experience at its best – a major success."

- Sunday Telegraph

"A revelation, a rare feat of theatrical imagining."

- Evening Standard