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“Mirror, Mirror on the Wall” – The Employment of Filmic Devices to Tell a Story in Austen Adaptations

 Often in the visual representations of Jane Austen’s works, the media employs props or artifacts as visual cues to Austen’s themes of flawed impressions, misconceptions, and false interpretations. For example, in Austen’s Emma, Harriet’s sketch serves as a means to … Continue reading

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Happy November Birthdays to Some of Our Favorite Austen-Inspired Actors

              Happy November Birthdays to these actors who held roles in Austen-related films.    November 1 – Toni Colletti, who portrayed Harriet Smith in 1996’s Emma November 1 – Aishwarya Rai, who portrayed Lalita … Continue reading

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Celebrating Some of Our Favorite Austen Actors Who Have Birthdays in September!!!

Happy September Birthday to these Fabulous Austen-Inspired Actors…   September 1 – Aisling Loftus, who portrayed Charlotte Lucas in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies   September 7 – Christopher Villers, who portrayed Tom Bertram in 1983 Mansfield Park September 7 – … Continue reading

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“Emma” 1995’s Depiction of Social Class

Emma 1995 – Columbia/Miramax feature film (120 minutes); Directed by Douglas McGrath; Screenplay by Douglas McGrath; Produced by Patrick Cassavetti and Steven Haft Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow…………………………….Emma Woodhouse Jeremy Northam……………………………..Mr. George Knightley Toni Collette………………………………….Harriet Smith James Cosmo………………………………..Mr. Weston Greta Scaacchi……………………………….Mrs. Weston … Continue reading

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My Happy Dance…the Musical? Musing on Pride and Prejudice as a Broadway Show

I have been fortunate over the last couple of years to have several of my titles recognized with awards from various RWA groups.  My latest cozy mystery, The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin, has recently been named as a 2016 … Continue reading

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Jane Austen’s “Naughty” Lady Susan

After Austen’s death, several unpublished works remained. One of those was “Susan,” a short novel that made fun of the convention of Gothic fiction. Originally, it had been sold to Benjamin Crosby & Co. in 1803. Shortly before Jane’s passing, her … Continue reading

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Happy June Birthdays to Some of Our Favorite Austen-Inspired Actors

Are any of the actors listed below among your favorites? I can claim a few.  June 2 – Dominic Cooper, who portrayed Mr. Willoughby in 2008’s Sense and Sensibility   June 2 – Liam Cunningham, who portrayed General Tilney in 2007’s … Continue reading

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