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Monthly Archive for October, 2009

I saw a theatrical adaptation of Northanger Abbey. It was adapted for the stage by Tim Luscombe and directed by Theo Messenger. I thought the adaptation was fabulous – bits of The Mysteries of Udolpho was mixed in and it seemed to cover all of the major plot points. The play I saw an amateur production (this […]

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Lady Susan as an E Book

My local Jane Austen group are reading the Juvenilia for our next meeting. I’ve always liked Lady Susan and thought it would be good to try an ebook on my Ipod Touch (I have the ereader application). I found a copy at Girlebooks – I do like the portability of an ereader. My ipod goes everywhere […]

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This is a six part adaptation that is very faithful to the novel. It first aired in the UK in 1983. Check out the IMDb site. To a modern audience familiar with the beautiful recent Austen adaptations, such as Sense and Sensibility, this seems dated and dull. And very quiet – there is no music […]

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I’m giving up on this one. I made it to stage two, but I lack the motivation to continue. I find the concept intriguing and I think it would be quite fun to do as a group. If you’re extremely familiar with Pride and Prejudice then I recommend just reading the bits where you have […]

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