Posted by: rearadmiral | April 7, 2017

4/7 Shower of Austen posts…

“It is a mystery how the youngest Dashwood sister, Margaret, ever contrived to practice at all, with Marianne playing and singing all day long…..
Most of the other Austen heroines and anti-heroines play. Some of them play really well – Jane Fairfax brilliantly, with Anne Elliot and Mary Crawford not far behind. Elizabeth Bennet, Emma Woodhouse, Caroline Bingley and the Bertram sisters all play, ‘well enough…..and their playing, and sometimes even their instruments, are skillfully woven into the stories of their joys and sorrows.” -pg 2 Patrick Piggott “The Innocent Diversion: a study of music in the life and writings of Jane Austen” Douglas Cleverdon

Lost Opinions

Lost Opinions is (mostly) about conjuring up smiles on dreary days, so I have no hesitation in recommending “The Longbourn Letters” to you.

It’s a very witty and charming imagining of the correspondence between Pride & Prejudice’s Mr Bennet and Mr Collins. Written by Rose Servitova, who also curates

Mark Brownlow (Vienna, Austria)โ€™s review of The Longbourn Letters: The Correspondence between Mr Collins & Mr Bennet

Austentatious Library
April 1 at 7:09pm ยท
#NorthangerAbbey1986…not many folks appreciate this adaptation but the production makes up for it in being oddly…. unique. What do you think?

IMO, I think you have to watch it at least once before you say you hate it. You’d have plenty of evidence for sure. But I’ve watched it a couple of times now and it’s improving on me. Had I given up after the first 10 minutes, there’s so much I would have missed…like the jarring sight of the Marchioness!!!
โค๐Ÿ“– — Miss Lydia
#JaneAusten #AustentatiousLibrary
#NorthangerAbbey #NorthangerAbbey1987
#CatherineMorland #KatharineSchlesinger
#MrsAllen #GoogieWithers
#HenryTilney #PeterFirth
#EleanorTilney #IngridLacey
#GeneralTilney #RobertHardy
#TheMarchioness #ElaineIvesCameron

The Other Austen
eudaimonium: โ€œ โ€œ list of Jane Austen adaptations: โ†ณ 10. Northanger Abbey (1986) โ€ โ€

I remain sorry I missed Alton when I visited Chawton. -Kirk

4/1 No fooling, no riding in Boston today. Here we have the lovely Laura Spencer as Jane Bennet in the LBD. Getting psyched for the LBD rerun coming up this month. I was going to joke about turning this page in a Jane Bennet fan page(April Fools)…but a few would say that is nearly an established fact. Maybe a Fanny Price ’07 fan page? Anyone? Crickets….Kirk out….


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