Two roads to THE HEIGHTS

Lieder_19031512_500 Lieder-19031524_500 Heathcliff believes in ghosts, in revenge, in love, in torment. Nelly Dean believes in life, in a better world reachable by goodness, by doing right, no matter how difficult. If Nelly had her way, they would all still be alive. In Heathcliff's world, there is no one but Cathy. Emily Brontë gives us both philosophies, worldviews, emotional landscapes, head-on and straight up. In working with this text, this gorgeous harsh material, we have to reach, to reach her HEIGHTS, and that's a joy.   [Photos of Steve Xander Carson, Rachael Harbert, and Marisa Dluge courtesy Rick Lieder.]

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