Tag: Sense and Sensibility

Editing Jane West: A Conversation with the Editors of A Gossip’s Story (1796)

A Gossip's Story by Jane West

The three of us (Devoney Looser, Caitlin Kelly, and Melinda O’Connell) worked together to co-edit Jane West’s A Gossip’s Story, and A Legendary Tale (1796), a novel that has been described as a starting point, if not the inspiration, for Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility (1811). West’s novel, like Austen’s, centers on two sisters, one…

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

Lindsie VanWinkle as Jane Austen (photo credit: Ron Heerkens Jr./broadwayworld.com)

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

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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…

Elinor’s Song: Sense & Sensibility: A New Musical, Directed by Barbara Gaines

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Location: Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Chicago, IL Event Date: April 18-June 14, 2015 (extended) Review Date: April 23, 2015 If the 1990s famously initiated an Austen renaissance in popular culture thanks to the proliferation of successful cinematic adaptations of her works, then it appears that the current decade is attempting a similar phenomenon on stage. At…