The Genius Of Jane Austen: Her Love Of Theatre And Why She Works In Hollywood

The Genius Of Jane Austen: Her Love Of Theatre And Why She Works In Hollywood by Paula Byrne
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ISBN
9780008225667
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
240
Dimensions
153 x 234 x 27mm
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As 2017 marks 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, this is the story of how Austen's love of farce, comic theatre and juvenilia have led to some of our most cherished film, TV and theatre adaptations – from the acclaimed and best-selling author of ‘The Real Jane Austen'. Jane Austen loved the theatre. She learned much of her art from a long tradition of English comic drama and took joyous participation in amateur theatricals and her visits to the theatre in London and Bath. Her juvenilia, then ‘Sense and Sensibility', ‘Pride and Prejudice', ‘Mansfield Park' and ‘Emma' were shaped by the arts of theatrical comedy.Her admiration for drama's dialogue, characterisation, plotting, exits and entrances is why she has been dramatised so successfully on screen in the last twenty years – and these versions are at the centre of her continuing fame, culminating in her celebration on £10 note.From the stage adaptations of Austen's novels (including one called ‘Miss Elizabeth Bennet' by A. A. Milne) to modern classics, including the BBC ‘Pride and Prejudice' and ‘Persuasion', Emma Thompson's ‘Sense and Sensibility', and the phenomenally brilliant and successful ‘Clueless', ‘The Comic Muse' presents an Austen not of prim manners and genteel calm, but filled with wild comedy and outrageous behaviour.
ISBN:
9780008225667
Publication Date:
14 / 03 / 2017
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
153 x 234 x 27mm

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