Posted by: rearadmiral | November 14, 2015

Dance moves…..Happy Bday Anne Hathaway

The award for best Austen dancers goes to…..
“Rule 1. Learn to dance – and to dance well
The best pattern for all gentlemen to observe is Mr Knightley in Emma, with his ‘firm, upright’ stance, and ‘natural grace.’ As the heroine, Emma, notes with pleasure, ‘His dancing proved to be just what she had believed it to be, extremely good.’
For the ladies, Fanny Price’s style in Mansfield Park is the ideal: her admirer Henry Crawford pictures her ‘gliding about with quiet, light elegance, and in admirable time.’ ” -pg 50 “Jane Austen’s Guide to Good Manners” by Josephine Ross

An interesting list of questions from Jane Austen Society of Islamabad. Feel free to reply here too!

From Kirk- Here are my answers…
1) P&P, S&S, and Persuasion 2)Marianne Dashwood, Jane Bennet, Elizabeth Bennet 3)Romola Garai as Emma, Kate Winslet as Marianne Dashwood, Tie Hatie Morahan as Elinor Dashwood/Felicity Jones as Catherine NA 07 4)Mr Knightley, Adm Croft, Col Brandon 5)Jonny Lee Miller as Mr K, Alan Rickman as Col Brandon, Dan Stevens as Edward Ferras 6)Emma 09, P&P 95, Tie S&S 95 and S&S 08 7)Mansfield Park 07…Billie Piper??? Seriously?? 8)Frank Churchill 9)Caroline Bingley 10)I’m a male so I’ll say Caroline Bingley…but Mr Collins if required to choose from the list above
Your opinion counts! Come fill out this fun poll (grin emotico

Dear ‪#‎JaneAusten‬ aficionados; we would love to hear your thoughts and opinions from around the world! Here’s a brief ‪#‎survey‬ / ‪#‎opinion‬ ‪#‎poll‬ we are taking during our ‪#‎Regency‬ tea tomorrow (Friday). Those of you who’d like to have their opinion count (we’ll be posting results), please post them here in the comments section at your earliest–thanks!
Jane Austen Society of Islamabad Members’ Poll, November 2015
1. Your top 3 favourite Austen novels (including unfinished manuscripts)
2. Your top 3 favourite Austen heroines (fictional)
3. Your top 3 favourite Austen heroines (actors from screen adaptations)
4. Your top 3 favourite Austen heroes (fictional)
5. Your top 3 favourite Austen heroes (actors from screen adaptations)
6. Your top 3 favourite Austen film/TV adaptations
7. Your least favourite Austen adaptation (including loosely based or contemporary)
8. The Austen cad or rogue whom you find most intriguing: George Wickham, John Willoughby, Frank Churchill, Henry Crawford, William Elliot, Captain Frederick Tilney
9. The Austen friend or rival whom you loathe: Caroline Bingley, Charlotte Lucas, Anne Steele, Mary Crawford, Harriet Smith, Jane Fairfax, Isabella Thorpe, Henrietta Musgrove
10. The Austen character you would never be induced to marry, were he the last person in the world: Mr. Collins, Mr. Elton, Robert Ferrars, John Thorpe

” ‘It may be possible to do without dancing entirely. Instances have been known’, the Authoress observes in Emma. Nevertheless, opportunities to enjoy ‘a pleasant ball now and then’, whether in a public assembly room or private household, are eagerly sought after, and can generally be contrived, in most circles.”
-pg 49-50 “Jane Austen’s Guide to Good Manners” by Josephine

” ‘Every savage can dance’, declares Mr Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, in one of his most cutting set-downs. But even he would be obliged to admit, if pressed, that dancing is also regarded by almost every civilized young lady, and many gentlemen, as one of life’s most agreeable pastimes.”
-pg 49 “Jane Austen’s Guide to Good Manners” by Josephine
A great post by Deborah Yaffe! I picture Jane Austen wanting to have a “word” with anyone messing with her happy endings.

“Chapter the Fourth
Dancing and Dining
‘We had an exceeding good ball last night’
Jane Austen, Letters, 1799
‘Why did you dance four dances with so stupid
a Man?
Jane Austen, Letters, 1801”
-pg 49 “Jane Austen’s Guide to Good Manners” by Josephine

A great find by Jill Crowley of JASNA-MA! I think this might be closer to an older Lady Susan.

“…..Dancing shoes though the distances divide us
There’s a paradise inside us we can’t lose
Me and you dance a ‘pas de deux’ forever
And I pray you never shed your dancing shoes”
From Youtube JMEagle 101 wrote “This beautiful song Dancing Shoes is from Dan Fogelberg Nether Lands Album (Released 1977)”


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