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Review: In This ‘Pride and Prejudice,’ Love Is a Zero-Sum Game

18 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

An unconventional Primary Stages adaptation of the Jane Austen novel features gags, dance breaks and other cynical silliness.

‘Mean Girls’ Gets a Refreshing African Makeover

19 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

In ‘School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play,’ two surprising women writers getting laughs from racism, sexism, and Jane Austen.

Stunning 124-acre Braidwood estate for sale is straight from a Jane Austen novel

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A stunning country estate with all the grandeur and charm of a home from a Jane Austen novel is for sale in Braidwood and boasts several residences, a picturesque lake, a renovated wool shed, extensive equine areas and 124 acres of gardens. Located at 140 River Road in Braidwood, Mona Farm is steeped in history […]

Poldark Recap: The Bitch Is Back

I begin this week’s episode with a heavy heart. As relentlessly dull as I find the Morwendrake plotline, the idea of the poor girl being stuck with Whitworth gives me no joy. There’s a reason Jane Austen didn’t dwell on Charlotte’s marriage to Mr. Collins more than necessary: A lovely ... More »

Zombies in the Real World

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The following is an article from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader The World's Gone Crazy. With flesh-eating monsters devouring everything from Jane Austen to Louisville, Kentucky, it seems like dead is the new living. (Image credit: Cicmanma)...Show More Summary

This Is What Casual Racism in the Wedding Industry Looks Like

W hen it all started, I was email dating a few different wedding coordinators to see who “got” the vibe my fiancé and I were trying to go for with our wedding. It was shaping up to be “Game of Thrones meets Jane Austen,” full of winter...Show More Summary

Friday Fun: Peter Kay Stars in New Warburtons Pride and Breadjudice Jane Austen Parody

British comedian Peter Kay stars in a new parody of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice for Warburton’s Bread. It’s really funny. And now I want some British toast. Check it out below: The post Friday Fun: Peter Kay Stars in New Warburtons Pride and Breadjudice Jane Austen Parody appeared first on Anglotopia.net.

Kazuo Ishiguro is This Year’s Nobel Prize Winner for Literature

Kazuo Ishiguro, the masterful British novelist behind such beloved works as The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go, is this year’s recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature. “If you mix Jane Austen and Franz Kafka then you have Kazuo Ishiguro in a nutshell, but you have to add a little bit […]

Dances and debutantes: I test-drive the online Jane Austen role-playing game

Jane Austen’s works have been given the World of Warcraft treatment, but with dinner parties instead of dungeons – and gossip instead of guns. Our writer ties on her virtual bonnet and goes hunting for a suitor I had been travellingShow More Summary

Review: Synchronicity smartly brings “Sense and Sensibility” to the formal world of Jane Austen

2 months agoUnited States / Atlanta : ArtsATL

The things that happen to a pair of pretty young women without any money or any property aren’t, well, particularly pretty. The two decent, likeable, but very different young sisters at the center of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, currently being performed in a new play adaptation by Kate Hamill at Synchronicity Theatre through October...

“There’s Something Magical About the Combination of Movement, Fresh Air, and a Useful Task.”

Interview: Anne Bogel. I first got to "know" Anne Bogel (in a virtual way) through her popular website, Modern Mrs. Darcy. (If your Jane Austen is a bit rusty, Mr. Darcy is the hero of Jane Austen's masterpiece Pride and Prejudice.) There, she writes about a broad range of subjects of interest to women. And […]

What Jane Austen's Picture On The New £10 Note Tells Us About Money

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"Tinkering with Austen’s image has a long history. According to Kathryn Sutherland and Freya Johnston in Teenage Writings, their new edition of her juvenilia, even writing that Austen never intended to publish didn’t escape others’ propensity to touch it up."

The Hampshire connection: Jane Austen's Mansfield Park in Jonathan Dove's operatic version at the Grange

2 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Jonathan Dove: Mansfield Park - The Grange Festival - Emily Vine, Sarah Pring, Martha Jones, Oliver Johnston, Angharad Lyddon, Henry Neill, Jeni Bern (Photo Robert Workman) Jonathan Dove, Alasdair Middleton Mansfield Park; Martha Jones,...Show More Summary

Pride and Prejudice

We’re up with a fresh episode of my new podcast, The Great Books. It’s a 30-minute conversation about Jane Austen and Pride and Prejudice, with Prof. Lorraine Murphy of Hillsdale College. Earlier this week, we posted an episode on Macbeth,...Show More Summary

New Jane Austen £10 Banknote Released

It’s been a long time coming but the new £10 Note featuring Jane Austen has now been released into the wild. It will slowly replace the old paper £10 Darwin Notes over the next few months. Like the new Churchill £5 note released last year, the new £10 note is a plastic polymer based paper. […] The post New Jane Austen £10 Banknote Released appeared first on Anglotopia.net.

New plastic Jane Austen 10-pound note launched in Britain

Jane Austen is only the third woman to feature on a modern-day British banknote, after medical innovator Florence Nightingale and social reformer Elizabeth Fry.        

Here are the key differences between the old and new £10 notes

Britain now has a new £10 note, featuring Jane Austen, which has entered circulation. It is similar to the £5 note in that it is made from polymer plastic and is waterproof. The new note lasts 2.5 times longer than the old paper note. Show More Summary

The new £10 note has entered circulation — featuring Jane Austen and multicoloured holograms

LONDON — The new £10 note officially came into circulation in the United Kingdom on Thursday, replacing the old note, and marking the second use of polymer in British banknotes after the release of the new £5 note last year. The note...Show More Summary

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