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The genius of Jane Austen : her love of theatre and why she works in Hollywood

Author: Paula Byrne
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First U.S. Harper Perennial editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Jane Austen; Jane Austen; Jane Austen
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paula Byrne
ISBN: 9780062674494 0062674498
OCLC Number: 1005487028
Notes: Originally published as: Jane Austen and the theatre. London : Hambledon and London, 2002.
Description: xvii, 334 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
Foreword to the new edition --
Acknowledgements --
Abbreviations. Introduction. Part 1 The novelist and the theatre : Private theatricals --
The professional theatre --
Plays and actors. Part 2 The theatre and the novels : Early works --
From play to novel --
Sense and Sensibility --
Pride and Prejudice --
Lovers' Vows --
Mansfield Park --
Emma --
Why she is a hit in Hollywood. Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Paula Byrne.

Abstract:

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 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.

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