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Jane Austen

Rolling With Laughter At Bedlam's 'Sense and Sensibility'

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.05.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Jane Austen's novel Sense and Sensibility provides the source for the hilarious, entertainment, Sense and Sensibility, in a sassy theatrical productio...

Reading Bobby, Arlene and Jane

Sara Davidson | Posted 07.21.2016 | Books
Sara Davidson

I found the video on YouTube: Bobby Kennedy speaking to a rally of black people in Indianapolis in 1968, on the night Martin Luther King was shot. Bo...

Love And Friendship

Francis Levy | Posted 07.06.2016 | Arts
Francis Levy

There has been much talk about the manipulativeness and seductiveness of the Jane Austen character, Lady Susan, who Kate Beckinsale portrays in Love &...

Bill Maher Says 'Pride And Prejudice' Won Out In UK's Brexit Vote

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 06.25.2016 | Comedy

Bill Maher turned to Jane Austen to explain the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union. The "Real Time with Bill Maher" host referenced...

Love As Bloodsport

Erica Abeel | Posted 05.19.2016 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

Jane Austen has long been an iconic author, of course, but at the moment she's enjoying a triple exposure on the page, screen, and stage. In Love & F...

Best-Selling Author Writes Romance Novel To Prove She's Superior

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.24.2016 | Books
Lev Raphael

Novelist Curtis Sittenfeld has been getting beaten up by romance writers and readers because she's said that most romance novels are badly written. T...

What 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' Tells Us About Women And Marriage

The Huffington Post | Tricia Tongco | Posted 02.15.2016 | Arts

Jane Austen’s novels are no strangers to film adaptations. You’ve probably seen at least a couple of the many movies that make up that rocky histo...

Nothing Sacred -- Bedlam's Sense and Sensibility

Eric Uhlfelder | Posted 02.09.2016 | Arts
Eric Uhlfelder

There's rarely anything sacred in Bedlam productions. Director Eric Tucker has taken theatre away from its traditional focus on dialogue and stage, f...

Attention to Detail in Manners and Murder

George Heymont | Posted 02.07.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

In 20 minutes of coming attractions (not to mention a James Bond-style commercial for beer), I saw more money poured into glamorizing explosives, weaponry and commercialized violence than I'd witnessed in quite some time.

Aisle View: Scintillating Sense (& Sensibility)

Steven Suskin | Posted 02.04.2016 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Dear olde Miss Austen, who died in 1817 uncelebrated and unknown (her books having initially been published anonymously), is said to have enjoyed playing at theatricals in the family living room.

7 Reasons We Still Love Mr. Darcy

Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway | Posted 01.29.2016 | Women
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

He's rich, powerful, noble, and very good looking. He is beloved by women around the world who continue to admire and ardently love him. He remains one of the most adored romantic heroes ever--not bad for a bloke who is over 200 years old.

Whit Stillman Trades Jane Austen Debates For A 'Lady Susan' Adaptation

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.29.2016 | Entertainment

Whit Stillman is a Sundance success story. His debut movie, "Metropolitan," soared out of the 1990 festival toward critical glory, an Oscar nomination...

Yo, Tolstoy! You See What Andrew Davies Did With War and Peace? Relax. Give Jane Austen a Call

David Hinckley | Posted 01.25.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

Leo Tolstoy might have been surprised by a few of the scenes in the new television adaptation of War and Peace, just as Jane Austen might have been surprised 20 years ago by a few scenes in the 1995 television version of Pride & Prejudice.

13 Books to Read Before They're Movies in 2016

Common Sense Media | Posted 01.07.2016 | Parents
Common Sense Media

From sweet children's classics to edge-of-your seat dystopian thrillers to swoon-worthy romances, movie adaptations of kids' and teen books in 2016 are likely to be big box-office draws for families. If you or your kids like to read 'em before you see 'em, here's a list to help you get ready between January and next Christmas.

Addicted to Audio

Joseph Olshan | Posted 12.29.2015 | Books
Joseph Olshan

In the last few years I've become dependent on audiobooks to the point that now I'm often listening to novels more than I'm reading them. According to the New York Times, audiobook sales were up 38% in 2015, and more and more people are binge listening.

Modern Film Adaptations Of Jane Austen, Ranked

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.16.2015 | Arts

Dec. 16 is Jane Austen’s 240th birthday, and in the past two centuries, her seminal novels have been read and reread passionately by generations. Mo...

Author Celebrates "Badass" Birthday Girl, Jane Austen

Annie L. Scholl | Posted 12.14.2015 | Books
Annie L. Scholl

The late English novelist, Jane Austen, would have been 240 on Dec. 16. Here, Lisa Pliscou, author of Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer (Wyatt-MacK...

Arthur & George: Great Fiction Becomes a Good Enough Miniseries

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 09.17.2016 | Books
Pamela Feinsilber

The TV production of Arthur & George is also well acted, with wonderful sets, locations, and photography, so enjoy it for what it is. Just go out and read the novel, too.

Pemberley Portraits: A Modern Couple's Take on Pride and Prejudice

Prasanna Ranganathan | Posted 08.14.2016 | Weddings
Prasanna Ranganathan

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice starts with this classic line: "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."

Refuse the Oat Cake

Sandy Thomas | Posted 08.10.2016 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

Our show went fine today, and we had about 15 people. There was a brief moment of panic for me, when the pre-show music wasn't playing. There's no way for Glenn and I to communicate once we start the show.

Reading Jane Austen on the Eve of the Singularity

Rick Rosner | Posted 06.11.2016 | Books
Rick Rosner

Right now, we're in a Jane Austen golden age - a brief window of history in which we have the time and resources to form good marriages (or marriage-like arrangements) and before the science fiction future makes relationships fantastically baroque.

How To Spend A Day In The Life Of Your Favorite Fictional Character

Culture-ist | Posted 05.14.2016 | Travel

If you've ever dreamed of living in your favorite book, try the next best thing and travel to the very real places of which these novels are set.

12 Quotes By People Who Thought Jane Austen Was Kind Of The Worst

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 03.13.2015 | Books

"Suicide is more respectable."

Celebrating Sisterhood at the Hong Kong Arts Festival: The Amahs and Pride and Prejudice

Carla Escoda | Posted 05.12.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Ballet to the People celebrated International Women's Day this year at back-to-back performances of two plays stamped with their own distinctive brands of feminism at the Hong Kong Arts Festival. Dublin's Gate Theatre brought its classic production of Pride and Prejudice to Hong Kong, while the Festival commissioned The Amahs from filmmaker Roger Lee Yan-lam and playwright Wong Wing-sze.

Colin Firth: 'I've Never Owned' Mr. Darcy Role

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 02.10.2015 | Entertainment

In 1994, Colin Firth worked for six months on a miniseries called "Pride and Prejudice," based on Jane Austen's novel, playing the iconic role of Mr. ...