Tag: Regency

Sitting with Jane and Her Forgotten Peers

In the summer of 2017, a handful of towns in England celebrated the bicentenary of Jane Austen’s death by hosting a project called Sitting with Jane.[1] Sitting with Jane is an art trail featuring twenty-four Austen-themed book-shaped benches in public spaces. While most of the benches are located in the Basingstoke area—the project’s home base—a…

Unbecoming Jane Austen: Review of Austen’s Pride: A New Musical of Pride and Prejudice, Directed by Igor Goldin

Location: Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, Nazareth College Arts Center, Rochester, NY Event Date: July 13 – July 24, 2016 Review Date: July 21 and July 22, 2016 To the possible surprise of many readers, dramatic adaptations of Jane Austen’s novels have a long history, dating back to the 1890s and proliferating throughout the twentieth-century.…

Gossip & Garrulity, Privacy & Privation: Review of Sense & Sensibility, Directed by Eric Tucker

Location: Bedlam/The Gym at Judson, New York, NY Event Date: January 17-April 17, 2016 (extended again from June 17-Oct 2) Review Date: March 6, 2016 In the Bedlam production of Sense & Sensibility, everything is constantly in motion—actors, set pieces, and props—with bodies, tables and chairs, windowed trellises, and even the costumes themselves on occasion…

Summer Reading Group Discussion — His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik

Have you read or are you reading His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik? (Of course you are. Because British naval officers and the Napoleonic Wars and DRAGONS.) Contribute to our summer reading group! Go to our Goodreads group page and post your thoughts on the discussion board. At the end of the month, your comments…

Austen, Monstrosity, and Femininity in the Regency Period

As I watched the recently released trailer for the upcoming film, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, I couldn’t help but think that it was time for me to read Seth Grahame-Smith’s parody source-text. It’s exactly what one would expect the blending of zombies and Jane Austen to be: completely absurd and yet, somehow and undeniably…