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Wat is het Jane Austen-nieuws deze week?

Kun je Jane in Austen de musical spelen?

Spannend nieuws Als je van muzikaal theater houdt, heb je een passie voor het uitvoeren en heb altijd Jane Austen gewild. Het Jane Austen-nieuws is dat er een jacht is naar een nieuwe Jane!Producenten Daniel Taylor-Brown en Justin Eade hebben aangekondigd dat ze op zoek zijn naar een actrice om Jane Austen te spelen in de VK Tour van Austen de musical. Austen de musical Verkent Jane's Struggle om haar werk te laten publiceren in een mannelijke gedomineerde omgeving, haar romances en haar gelofte om de levensstijl van een vrouw in Georgian England te weigeren. Na uitgebreide runs bij de Edinburgh Festival Fringe, en uitverkochte uitvoeringen op het Jane Austen Festival en York New Musical Festival, is de nieuwe Musical van Rob Winlow in het land van 2017/18 Britse tournee van Oktober 2017 - alleen ontbreekt het. Leading Lady! Dus, geïnteresseerd in het spelen van Jane Austen vanaf 20-41? We dachten dat er een paar van jullie in onze Jane Austen-nieuwslezers zijn. Toepassen, vragen de producenten om een ​​CV-, headshot-, bedekkingsletter en details van uw vocaal bereik om naar hen te worden verzonden op info@austenthemusical.com. Meer informatie is te vinden op de lijst hier op artsjobs.org.uk.  

Ontmoet de Jane Austen Superfans

Bij het Jane Austen-nieuws houden we van het lezen van andere fans van Austen, dus we hebben echt genoten van het vinden van een beetje meer over deze Jane Austen Superfans zoals uitgelicht in een artikel in de Voogd deze week: Roland Anderson, 44, Finance Director, Londen: "Het was pas toen ik in mijn twintig was dat ik in Austen begon te komen. Mijn vriend Mark bleef doorgaan Trots en vooroordeel, dus ik herlees het, werkte vervolgens mijn weg door de rest van de romans, plus alles wat ik kon krijgen: de letters, de onafgewerkte romans. Zodra ik een vriend heb gelezen Trots en vooroordeel als een bedtime verhaal. Het duurt niet zo lang als je denkt - 20 nachten op twee of drie hoofdstukken per nacht. Hij vond het echt leuk, zelfs als de relatie niet duurde. " Nili Olay, 72 en Jerry Vetowich, 80, leden van de Jane Austen Society van Noord-Amerika: Jerry - "Ik ben dol op de verkleden, ik geef toe - ik heb vier kostuums, waaronder een redcoat en een admiraal, en Nili heeft verschillende jurken. Ze zien er behoorlijk authentiek uit. Natuurlijk verkleden we ons niet voor de reguliere Vergaderingen, alleen de ballen, maar het is geweldig om mensen in hun opeenvolging te zien. " Mira Magdo, 31, Blogger, Cambridge: "Vier jaar geleden verhuisde ik naar Engeland om dicht bij Jane te zijn - het klinkt raar, maar het is waar. Elk jaar is er een groot festival in bad. Een jaar was ik er en Adrian Lukis, die Wickham speelde in de BBC-versie, was er ook, en ik had het idee om te proberen aan elk belangrijk gietorgaan te voldoen. " Ben je een Austen Superfan op dit niveau? We moeten zeggen, het was geweldig om te zien dat zoveel van deze fans ons in bad voor de fotoshoot bezoeken! Het volledige artikel kan worden gelezen hier.

De voor- en nadelen van P & P-afwijking

Er is een eerlijk beetje bezorgdheid (maar ook opwinding) bij het nieuws dat een nieuwe tv-aanpassing van Trots en vooroordeel is Op de kaarten voor 2020 - een nieuwe aanpassing die de schrijver van de productie zegt: 'The Darker Side' van het boek van Austen. Met deze zorg voor de integriteit van het boek vers in de geest van Austen-fans, Voorwaar Magazine publiceerde deze week een nieuw welkomstartikel, herinnerde ons eraan dat niet alle afwijkingen slecht zijn. Sommige van de positieve afwijkingen van het boek omvatten Darcy's regendrenkt voorstel in de 2005 P & P Film, de Bathtub-scène van de heer Darcy in de Mini-serie van 1995, en natuurlijk de Natte overhemdscène van Darcy van dezelfde miniseries. We werden echter ook herinnerd aan een paar minder welkome veranderingen. Een paar hiervan waren uit de filmversie van 1940 van Trots en vooroordeel. Bijvoorbeeld: de wild onnauwkeurige kostuums, de paard en het vervoersras tussen de Bennets en de Lucases, en het soort en begrijpend Lady Catherine! Wij lezen het artikel, werden herinnerd aan de versies die we hadden gekozen om te vergeten, en herinnerde zich dat het uiteindelijk in orde zou zijn, want tenslotte, als de nieuwe productie van Trots en vooroordeel Is minder dan gunstig, we hebben altijd altijd Colin Firth en Jennifer Ehle's Stellar-uitvoeringen om weer op te vallen!

 Ontmoet de menopauzale kant van Jane Austen?

We kwamen in deze week een artikel door journalist Frances Wilson die ons enigszins verraste. Haar artikel concentreerde zich op het gebrek aan literatuur die de menopauzale vrouwen verkent - vrouwen "betrapt in het midden van hun eigen roekeloze jaren, aan het verbranden, uitdrogen, death-geobsedeerd en vraagt ​​zich af of ze ooit zullen wensen of opnieuw zullen wensen" . Wilson betoogt dat er genoeg romans en discussies zijn in het dagelijks leven over de midlife crises van heren, maar het vrouwelijke equivalent in het laatste taboe. Alles is niet verloren. Jane Austen is één auteur die, Wilson zei, schrijft wel over menopauzale vrouwen.
Kijk naar mevrouw Bennet in trots en vooroordelen, opgesloten in haar hoge angst en gebrek aan doel, Lady Bertram in Mansfield Park, overgegeven op de bank om redenen onverklaarde ... ... Jane Austen, die stierf in de leeftijd van 42, Door de menopauze, komt het vaak eerder voor kinderloze vrouwen - en Mansfield Park, donkerder, angrier en minder vergevingsgezind dan haar andere werken, leest als die fictieve eenhoorn, een menopauzalroman.
Dat heeft ons op het Jane Austen-nieuws om te denken - was Mansfield Park Echt een menopauzale roman zoals dit artikel maakt? Na enige overweging bleven we niet overtuigd, maar we houden er van Wilson's argument Dat het leuk zou zijn om meer Menopausal Seize-The-Day Vrouwelijke personages in romans te zien en dat, momenteel is er een gebrek aan een gebrek.

Succes voor student die Engels van Austen heeft geleerd

Horem Gul, een tiener die een jaar geleden in Nottingham uit Pakistan aankwam, heeft haar Engels geleerd in wat mogelijk de meest genotende manier is die we ooit hebben tegengekomen. Zij, haar moeder, en haar jongere zus, kwam naar Engeland om zich bij haar vader aan te sluiten, die de afgelopen tien jaar in het Verenigd Koninkrijk werkt. De familie kwam met heel weinig Engels. Gelukkig was Jane Austen (en Colin Firth) blij om te helpen ... "We kwamen allemaal ongeveer een jaar geleden samen. We hebben veel films bekeken die ons hebben aangepast en ik kreeg mijn Engels uit de films Trots en vooroordeel! "Horem heeft sindsdien fantastisch examen resulteerden ondanks de nieuwheid van de taal. Ze behaalde twee A en drie B-klasse een niveaus! Een geweldig voorbeeld van hoe Austen inspireert vrouwen om zelfs al die jaren na haar overlijden grote dingen in hun leven te bereiken .
Jane Austen Day met Charlotte Jane Austen Nieuwsis onze wekelijkse compilatie van verhalen over of gerelateerd aan Jane Austen. Hier zullen we een verscheidenheid aan items bevatten, waaronder ambachtelijke tutorials, reviews, nieuwsverhalen, artikelen en foto's van over de hele wereld. Als je je verhaal wilt opnemen, alsjeblieftNeem contact opmet een persbericht of samenvatting, samen met een link. Je kan ookDien unieke artikelen inVoor publicatie in onzeJane Austen Online Magazine. Mis ons laatste nieuws niet -Word een Jane Austen-liden ontvang elke week een verteer van verhalen, artikelen en nieuws. U kunt ook toegang hebben tot ons online magazine met meer dan 1000 artikelen, uw kennis testen met onze wekelijkse quiz en aanbiedingen op onze online geschenkenhop. Plus nieuwe leden krijgen een exclusieve 10% kortingspoucher om te gebruiken in de online geschenkenhop. Opslaan Opslaan Opslaan Opslaan

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I wrote Mrs. Bennet’s Sentiments with copyright in 2010. I had submitted a rough draft to Deb W in 2009 at Source Books. She got back to me in 24 hrs! She wanted to pitch it. A week later she couldn’t get the full editorial board to give it the green light as they do more romantic spin-offs… Darcy etc… and this is “Hen Lit” But she strongly encouraged me to continue. Then I attended a writer’s conference and met with many editors agents etc..2011. I saw that Ms. King’s book I think came out in 2013..but I didn’t read it. Was thinking oh Dang I tipped my hand… After many rounds with agents etc. . I formally published it in time for Mother’s Day 2016. I read Gilbert’s Big Magic and realize those inspiration sprites are everywhere.Maybe great minds think a like. I saw Mrs. Bennet Has Her Say but it was very dissimilar, focused on her as a young woman I think. Only read a few pages in. Will check out King’s book. Right now in pre- production for a big show about Matisse( I run a theatre)

vantagetheatre@gmail.com juli 26, 2020

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For a feisty take on Mrs Bennet. see Mrs. Bennet’s Sentiments. Was the top fiction pick by People Magazine this past November . JANE AUSTEN’S MOTHER TELLS ALL

Jane Austen’s Mrs. Bennet, mother of five difficult teenage daughters is silent no more. Those who grew up enjoying Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice will delight in Mrs. Bennet’s Sentiments. Tired of having her ungrateful girls roll their eyes at her and watching her husband retreat to his man cave, Mrs. Bennet finally tells her side of the story.“ Mrs. Bennet surprises them all. She defies the conventions of the day…
proving the old adage ‘Mother knows best.’ ”
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I loved this recent article by Dunphy… She really gets it.

SENT TO ME BY MY READERS. TOTAL VINDICATION OF MY PORTRAYAL OF MRS. BENNET
IN MRS BENNET’S SENTIMENTS : PRIDE PREJUDICE AND PERSEVERANCE

JANE AUSTEN’S MOST WIDELY MOCKED CHARACTER IS ALSO HER MOST SUBVERSIVE
IN DEFENSE OF PRIDE AND PREJUDICE’S MRS. BENNET
July 18, 2017 By Rachel Dunphy
Of all the delightful idiots filling the pages of our well-worn copies of Pride and Prejudice(hint: this is everyone except maybe Charlotte), one of the best is also one of the most overlooked—even by Jane Austen, who never grants her a first name. Mrs. Bennet, mother to the five Bennet sisters and incorrigible social gadfly, is largely dismissed by both the book’s readers and its facetious narrator, but she is perhaps the most radical character in the novel.
She tends to be read at face value—flighty, talkative, too often drunk, and too obsessed with marrying off each of her daughters. The clever jokes her husband makes at her expense go right over her head, much to his amusement and her elder daughters’ disappointment. But the willful disregard Mrs. Bennet shows to the sensibility and decorum most of her compatriots value so highly is not her weakness but in fact her greatest strength.
The woman has one abiding goal through the novel: to see all her daughters married and thus financially secure. An entail demands that none of her five children, all girls, may inherit their father’s estate, and thus they will have no permanent home or source of income unless they find it in wealthy men. Through the homogenizing fog of history, her obsession sometimes feels ridiculous—but when the options are marriage or destitution, and when you live in the countryside where well-bred men are scarce, and when at least two of your daughters are already past prime marriageable age, panic is understandable. Love is lovely, but Mrs. Bennet’s mission is about survival.
Unlike the rest of the family, prattling about feelings and manners and values and wit (yes, I mean you, Lizzie), she takes the plight of her children seriously, and she works tirelessly to ensure their futures. She schemes endless scenarios to endear her daughters to men of means, at one point orchestrating Jane’s prolonged illness (and thus residence) at Mr. Bingley’s Netherfield estate, at another attempting to force Elizabeth into an unhappy marriage with her cousin Mr. Collins, and at every chance throwing Lydia and Kitty toward an endless parade of military officers. Not all of her efforts are successful, to be sure, but marriage is a numbers game, and the Bennet matriarch is the sole, the necessary pragmatist in a house filled with idle dreamers.
“Love is lovely, but Mrs. Bennet’s mission is about survival.”

Remarkably, even as she shoulders the burden of her family’s future alone, Mrs. Bennet rails against the confines of the misogynistic society she inhabits. When she exclaims angrily, repeatedly, unceasingly about her daughters’ inability to inherit property—“the hardest thing in the world,” she calls it—our heroines, Jane and Lizzie, exhaustedly explain the logic of the sexist concept yet again. “They had often attempted to do it before, but it was a subject on which Mrs. Bennet was beyond the reach of reason, and she continued to rail bitterly against the cruelty of settling an estate away from a family of five daughters, in favor of a man whom nobody cared anything about.” How silly was this mother of theirs, who couldn’t understand the simple, obvious absurdity of a woman inheriting a house.
Jane and Lizzie are far from oblivious to their perilous situation. They know they must marry before they are forcibly removed from their ancestral home by the combined powers of tradition and the aforementioned aggressively dull male cousin. They know that, in their early twenties, their eligible years are coming to a close. But they neither rebel against the injustice nor actively seek to nullify it. Neither is bitter about the entail; it is an unavoidable consequence of fate. And neither takes an active role in husband hunting, instead preferring to stumble lazily—and in Lizzie’s case quite resistantly—into blissful marriages with wealthy best friends (Congrats! Glad it all worked out). When Elizabeth’s longtime friend Charlotte marries the rejected Mr. Collins, Lizzie is embittered to see the slightly older woman compromise her standards for security—but the matter of Charlotte’s inheriting her home and all its worth is a non-issue. Her mother sees it differently and bitterly condemns Collins and Charlotte at every opportunity, even years after their marriage. There is nothing she can do to change the legal status of herself or her daughters, but still she refuses to accept it, and she will not be quiet about the injustice of it even while those who it affects most consider the matter settled and have found superior situations. Mrs. Bennet is revolutionary in her simple and abiding refusal to shut up, even as those for whom she chiefly advocates desperately wish for her do so.
While working within a system she openly acknowledges to be against her, Mrs. Bennet acts freely and without restraint. She speaks her mind regardless of whether it is time for her to speak, and she voices her opinion regardless of whether it is the popular one—“What is Mr. Darcy to me, pray, that I should be afraid of him?” she asks in response to another of Lizzie’s scoldings, “I am sure we owe him no such particular civility as to be obliged to say nothing he may not like to hear.” It’s a trait she passes on to her favorite and youngest daughter, Lydia, and the two make a regular habit of interrupting and interjecting in conversations with their social betters. Mrs. Bennet isn’t afraid of mistakes, frequently acting with what is judged as too much liberty but never once embarrassed or apologetic for it. And that is remarkable given how highly reputation is valued in her world and how little it takes to destroy one.
Let us not forget that the dramatic height of the novel revolves around the horrific realization that Lydia, the youngest and silliest Bennett sister, may have pre-marital sex—and that if she does, the entire family will be destitute. Of course it is not Austen as much as the period in which she wrote that is the problem here. Fifteen years old, Lydia is only saved from assured ruin through the help of a rich male benefactor, Mr. Darcy. He acts not from any sense of morality or charity—he at first finds a possible association with Lydia so despicable as to prevent him proposing to her sister—but out of love for another, better-behaved woman and the need to protect his own reputation by association.
After her marriage, Lydia is all but ostracized by her father and her sisters simply because she has the audacity not to be ashamed. Mr. Bennet, who sent the notoriously flirtatious Lydia to spend poorly supervised months with a bunch of soldiers in the first place, is content to publicly cut ties with his daughter and her husband solely out of spite. Her actions seem to be equally condemned by Austen—she and Mr. Wickham are acknowledged as a point of fact to be unhappy and unstable long term. Though Lizzie and Jane advocate for Lydia, arguing the disavowal would only hurt the family more, it is largely for the sake of their mother, who persists in loving Lydia, who (silly woman) is proud of her daughter, that she is allowed to return home at all.

“Lizzie is an excellent woman of her era, but she lives within the boundaries of her place in society and doesn’t expect more for herself or from others.”Lydia is oblivious and vain, obviously, but the small, selfish idiocies of teenagers are deserving of light mockery and forgiveness, not permanent condemnation. The youngest Bennet daughter’s girlish ridiculousness is timeless, but her mother’s decision not to ostracize her for her sexual misconduct—or even to acknowledge it as such—is quintessentially modern. It is a path few other Austen parents take.
That refusal to blame is not just kind but revolutionary. While the rest of her relations are prepared to mercifully tolerate Lydia’s marriage, her mother won’t do anything short of delight in it. As the first rule of polite society is never to insult someone to their face, the family has little choice but to publicly endorse her felicity. Despite Elizabeth’s private disgust that even after nearly destroying her future “Lydia was Lydia still; untamed, unabashed, wild, noisy and fearless,” she refrains from demeaning their behavior. She goes so far as to make peace with Wickham, who she worthily hates, solely to avoid any hint of a straightforward confrontation within the family. Because Lizzie at her core is absolutely traditional, as are her values and her limitations. She speaks in subtleties designed to amuse her allies and confuse her targets, not to openly challenge. She is embarrassed by the shabbiness and flightiness of her relations and fears her association with them diminishes her worth. “Had her family made an agreement to expose themselves as much as they could during the evening,” she thinks to herself during the Netherfield ball, “it would have been impossible for them to play their parts with more spirit or finer success.”
Lizzie is an excellent woman of her era, but she lives within the boundaries of her place in society and doesn’t expect more for herself or from others. She succeeds in forging her path to happiness and prosperity, but it is a personal victory only, one that reinforces the oppressive system that she accepts without question.
The victories of her mother and sister are of a much more significant character. Though both behave in a way that is unacceptable according to the standards of their society, by simply refusing to care or notice these transgressions, they force those who do to go to extraordinary lengths to accommodate them. As much out of self-preservation as out of love, Lydia’s older sisters and their husbands spend the rest of their lives supporting her both financially and socially, frequently sending her money and hosting her in their mansions. Lydia has little regard for her own respectability, but as her status reflects on theirs, Jane and Lizzie must provide her with some of their own, and so Lydia continues to do exactly as she wants without ever sacrificing the comforts or pleasures she might have otherwise found.This youngest daughter is thus Mrs. Bennet’s true heir, doing always what she wants over what she should, and using shame as a tool rather than allowing it to control or diminish herself. It is a bold, a risky path that can only be trod by those with the bravery and confidence to believe themselves worthy without validation, to demand what they want from life rather than accepting every injustice as fate. These are values Lydia learned from her mother, values she will teach to her daughters, and it is their legacy, their radical impropriety, that shapes the future.

vantagetheatre@gmail.com juli 26, 2020

A member of the Jane Austen Society Kent Branch, a few years back, wrote a P&P variation called Mrs Bennet’s Menopause, so Lucy Kate King was on to this years ago! It’s available on kindle if you’re interested :)

lj.fox1@yahoo.co.uk juli 26, 2020

I wonder if I’m the only one who considers the appended statement absolute nonsense? I don’t read much in the way of “women’s literature” and I’m glad I don’t. Nobody ever told me that I was drying up, or wearing an invisibility cloak as Wilson says in her article; no one ever told me that I’d automatically get old, cross a Rubicon, or have “a deep sense of change within.” I never feel that “I have a permanently closer companionship with death”. Thanks to my ignorance, I’ve remained as vital and visible as ever, grateful for the near disappearance of migraine headaches and that awful black mood that descended on me once a month for days at a time.

“caught in the midst of their own reckless years, burning-up, drying-out, death-obsessed and wondering whether they will ever desire, or be desired again”.
ladylou juli 26, 2020

@ladylou – Hear, hear! I had a partial hysterectomy at age 46 after years of once-a-month debilitating pain and the other various unpleasantness that accompanied it. I felt reborn afterward, certainly not as if I had a “permanently closer companionship with death.”

pswap57 juli 26, 2020

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