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Two great authors all fundraisers should imitate

I love a nerdy, English-major post about writing like this one from COMMUNICATE: How Your Nonprofit Can Listen like Austen, Write like Hemingway. Jane Austen had great ears. She clearly listened to people talking a lot, and with great attention. Show More Summary

Review: Lauren Gunderson’s “Miss Bennet” offers smart and witty take on Jane Austen

That former Atlantan Lauren Gunderson has become the most produced playwright in the country is no fluke or accident. Her work is smart and accessible, with female characters who refuse to follow what society seems to demand of them. For the holiday season, Theatrical Outfit is staging the delightful Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, a...

Reminder: Jane Austen Twitter Will Not Suffer Your Ignorant, Sexist Twaddle

last monthHumor / odd : Geekosystem

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a writer in possession of a Bad Take must be in want of some relentless Twitter mockery. The Washington Post recently used a combination of Jane Austen’s birthday (December 16th) and deathday (200 years ago, but in July) to publish an odd essay about her life. Specifically, about the fact that she […]

Damn, don't mess with Jane Austen Twitter

Literary Twitter is all in a tizzy, and we couldn't be more delighted, because the burns are piping hot, and the subject of the controversy is novelist extraordinaire Jane Austen.  SEE ALSO: Here are the winners of the 2017 NationalShow More Summary

Emma: The Feminist Hero I Never Knew She Was

last monthArts / Writing : LitReactor

In which one newly feminist reader examines just why Jane Austen's "Emma" is a work of feminist art. Column by Karis Rogerson Near this date more than 240 years ago, a legend was born. She was a quiet legend, not a flashy superhero or...Show More Summary

The week ahead in L.A. theater, Dec. 10-17: Impro Theatre's 'Jane Austen UnScripted' and more

last monthArts : Culture Monster

THEATER Capsule reviews are by Philip Brandes (P.B.), F. Kathleen Foley (F.K.F.), and Daryl H. Miller (D.H.M.). Openings Alisan Porter and Friends The Season 10 winner of “The Voice” and special guests perform in this cabaret show. Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. Sun., 7:30...

A Life of My Own, by Claire Tomalin

This new memoir is one of my very favorite books of the year, and perhaps you recall Tomalin’s famous biographies of Hardy, Pepys, Dickens, Nelly Ternan, and Jane Austen.  This time it is her life.  The story is hard to excerpt, butShow More Summary

The 99-Seat Beat: Holiday theater to get you in the spirit, from Jane Austen to Chico's Angels

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Our weekly roundup for L.A. small-theater scene gets in the holiday mood with "A Christmas Carol" at Glendale Centre Theatre, "Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley" in Santa Barbara, Chico's Angels in "Feliz NaviDivas" at Cavern Club and "Bob's Holiday Office Party" in Atwater.

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

2 months 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

2 months 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 months 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 months 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

4 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 […]

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