Miss Charlotte's Finishing School for Wayward Readers
Miss Charlotte's Finishing School for Wayward Readers
S1 E10 - Shoot Off Your Mouth, Not Your Arm - Chapters 30 to 32

Ugh. If your podcast app auto-downloaded this episode when it dropped, you may want to delete it and re-download. There was a glitch with the first version of the file that was pretty annoying and cut out words here and there.

Please take note that we swear in this podcast.

In this week’s episode, we discuss Chapters 30 – 32 of Wuthering Heights. Emi calls in from a hostel in Toyama, after cycling around 400 kilometers in two days to get there, so you may notice a perceptible drop in her audio quality. In this episode, we talk about beauty contests in Gimmerton, Joseph’s accent, and Lockwood devestatin’ the moors! Woo-hoo! Babes and brewskies! (Not quite.) More seriously, we do a deep dive into parallels between Beauty and the Beast and these chapters of Wuthering Heights. Also stay tuned for the outtakes at the end this week: they include strange noises that Emi was making in Toyama.

Another note: Juri had to drop out of the recording before the cathartic pop quiz. That’s why she’s missing by the end of the episode.

Our wayward readers are:

Andrew Woolner, Artistic Director of the Yokohama Theatre Group.
Daniel Wishes, Puppeteer and Podcaster
Emi Do, World-changer and marathon runner
Juri Ito, Assistant Artistic Director of the Yokohama Theatre Group.

Akihiro Akane wrote our theme song. You can find out more about him and his work at https://www.instagram.com/ardenaki/ and https://ardenaki.com/. Andrew wrote the words.

Special guest Northern accent David Sagar.

The podcast is edited this week by Andrew Woolner.

Miss Charlotte’s Finishing School for Wayward Readers is an audio production of the Yokohama Theatre Group, or YTG, a non-profit theatre company based in Japan. If you want to support the theatrical work we do, you can head over to ytg.jp and click the support button.

P.S. Do you want to join us as a Wayward Reader for our second season? If you think you have what it takes, head over to our contact page and get in touch!


Translations for some of Joseph’s dialogue: https://www.wuthering-heights.co.uk/wh/josephs-speech.php


Williams, Anne. “Natural Supernaturalism in ‘Wuthering Heights.’” Studies in Philology, vol. 82, no. 1, 1985, pp. 104–127.