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Jane Austen and the theatre

Author: Paula Byrne
Publisher: London ; New York : Hambledon and London, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Jane Austen enjoyed and was greatly interested in the theatre. Many of her novels, with their memorable individual characters, dramatic confrontations and suprising denouements, owe part of their effect to theatrical inspiration. The dramatic impact of her novels is demonstrated by the ease with which they have been adapted for television and film. In Jane Austen and the Theatre Paula Byrne makes clear the  Read more...
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Byrne, Paula.
Jane Austen and the theatre.
London ; New York : Hambledon and London, 2002
(OCoLC)606770432
Named Person: Jane Austen; Jane Austen; Jane Austen; Jane Austen; Jane Austen; Jane Austen; Jane Austen
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paula Byrne
ISBN: 1852853867 9781852853860 9781847250476 1847250475
OCLC Number: 49204278
Description: xvi, 283 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part one: Private theatricals --
The professional theatre --
Plays and actors. Part two: Early works --
From play to novel --
Sense and sensibility --
Pride and prejudice --
Lovers' vows --
Mansfield Park --
Emma.
Responsibility: Paula Byrne.

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Theatre was important in Jane Austen's life and work. She went to the theatre in London and Bath whenever she could, acted in private theatricals and wrote some of her early works in play form.  Read more...

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"A rare combination of erudition and originality, Jane Austen and the Theatre opens many new doors onto the novelist and her work." --Claudia Johnson."..elegant and fascinating." --Miranda Seymour, Read more...

 
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