Jane Austen

'Sense and Sensibility' at Melbourne Civic Theatre is not your grandmother's Jane Austen

Support local journalism by subscribing at Special Offers - USAToday Network. Jane Austen, with her wicked sense of humor, must be up in the heavens above laughing at the attention her works keep earning. Modern screen adaptations of Austen's books, from “Clueless” to “Bride and Prejudice” keep drawing attention to her take on love. In Austen’s eyes,...
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Fire Island offers an LGBT take on a Jane Austen classic

Three years ago, the film now known as Fire Island was originally going to be a series on Quibi. Fortunately, it dodged that bullet and it will now be a feature-length film produced by Searchlight as a Hulu original. Saturday Night Live cast members Joel Kim Booster and Bowen Yang are co-headlining the movie as Noah and Howie, a pair of friends who are looking for love, romance, and excitement at a famous vacation destination for gay men.

Persuasion: Netflix’s Jane Austen Adaptation Sets Release Date

Netflix has announced the release date for its upcoming reimagining of Jane Austen’s classic novel Persuasion. Starring Dakota Johnson, the film is scheduled to make its debut on July 15. In addition, the first-look photos for the romantic drama have also been revealed, featuring the main cast led by...

‘Persuasion’: Dakota Johnson’s Jane Austen Film Gets Summer Release Date on Netflix

Netflix revealed today more images and the release date for Persuasion, the long-awaited adaptation to one of literature’s most celebrated novels. The story follows a family that is about to go bankrupt in the early nineteenth century, and in order to reduce their financial problems, decide to rent their house to an admiral whose brother has a long history with the despondent family. The movie is set to premiere in mid-July.
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For Jane Austen fans: A reading with author Wendy Zomparelli

New Dominion Bookshop in Charlottesville will host a book reading and signing with local author Wendy Zomparelli on Friday, May 27, from 7-8 p.m. Zomparelli will be reading from her new historical fiction novel inspired by Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, titled A Life of Her Own. This event...

“Jane Austen Unscripted”

A NoHo Arts theatre review of Impro Theatre’s “Jane Austen Unscripted” running through May 8 at the Garry Marshall Theatre. I was lucky enough to see this brilliant troupe of improv actors at the Broad Stage in 2018, and I can hardly believe that was four years ago! They blew me away. And my husband has been an improv actor for decades, so I have seen some shows I can tell you!

Back Alley Brings Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility" To The Mars Theatre

Award-winning theatre company Back Alley Productions invites you to the Mars Theatre for "Sense and Sensibility," adapted to the stage from the Jane Austen classic. Sense and Sensibility comes to the Mars Theatre with the full life and style of the extravagant Ziegfeld Follies. The story tells the story of...

Sanditon boss Belinda Campbell: "Jane Austen was a radical feminist for her times"

Welcome to Screen Sisters, a collection of conversations about what it means to be a woman working in television both in front of and behind the camera. As well as recognising their contribution to the industry, the series will also examine the highs and lows of working in media, how far television has progressed, and how much further it still has to go.

University removes Jane Austen from literature course media

African American writer Toni Morrison will reportedly replace Austen, to help ?decolonize the curriculum? at Stirling University. The UK's Stirling University has reportedly removed works of iconic British novelist Jane Austin in a bid to "contribute to increased diversity" of the English module. The college will replace the author of...