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The genius of Jane Austen : her love of theatre and why she works in Hollywood / Paula Byrne.

Byrne, Paula (author.).

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Greenwood PL - Greenwood 823.7 BYR (Text) 36626103856498 New Adult Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780062674494 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 0062674498 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: xvii, 334 pages, [8] unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: First US Harper Perennial edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, c2017.

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General Note: "Originally published in Great Britain as Jane Austen And The Theatre in 2002 by Hambledon and London."--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-321) and index.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 > Knowledge.
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 > Criticism and interpretation.
Theater > History > 18th century.
Theater > History > 19th century
Women novelists, English > 18th century > History and criticism.
Women novelists, English > 19th century > History and criticism.
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