Posted by: rearadmiral | May 21, 2017

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Six degrees of … Jane Austen adaptations
By Jennifer Abella Maybe it’s that the acting community is small. Or that Great Britain is small. Or that the world of Jane Austen adaptations is very, very small. But people are connected in unexp…

“She reserved some of her most mischievous mockery for extravagant maternal affection and sentimental rhapsodizing over nature. Love itself, though she understood its workings admirably, did not rouse her enthusiasm unless it was justified by reason, disciplined by self-control. She had little sympathy for romantic imprudence or credulous good nature; she was impatient of people with hearts of gold and heads of wood. And though she was not a slave to worldly considerations she thought it a mistake to overlook them entirely. It was wrong to marry for money, but it was silly to marry without it. Nor should one lightly break with convention. Only fools imagined they could live happily in the world without paying attention to what its inhabitants thought.”
pg 33 Lord David Cecil “Jane Austen: The Leslie Stephen Lecture delivered before the University of Cambridge on 1 May 1935” The Folcroft Press, Inc I posted the video link again in the comments. It runs 14 minutes.

Deborah Barnum shared The New York Times’s live video to the group: Jane Austen in Vermont – JASNA Vermont Region.
May 17 at 9:21pm ·

“Perhaps in no other novel does she succeed so securely with the whole range of her characters, which among many other include witty wayward Emma, garrulous and good Miss Bates, the insufferable Eltons, the sardonic and strangely likable John Knightley, sweet silly Harriet Smith, and the sensible yeoman, Robert Martin.
Frank Churchill is not a villain, or even an anti-hero, but he is a charmer, which in Jane Austen’s view amounts to practically the same thing….
For the majority of readers, Mr Knightley is one of the most attractive and admirable of heroes who fall into that well known romantic category of the older man. He has great presence, intelligence, and kindness; he is firm, righteous, yet not without humour, and he has the human failing of being jealous.”
-pgs 172-173 Joan Rees “Jane Austen Woman and Writer” St. Martin’s Press 1976…/75c46de91b052d2b4bc49de0b…

Did Austen have an Aussie Darcy?
Did Jane Austen (1775-1817) have an Australian connection? In Jane & D’Arcy, Australian author Wal Walker makes the groundbreaking claim that colonial surgeon D’Arcy Wentworth (1762-1827) was the love of her life.

“Marianne Dashwood and Emma Woodhouse learn that even headstrong solo voices need to work in tandem with the greater “orchestra.” Sense and Sensibility and Emma both reflect sophisticated musical structures of diverse voices in unity, wherein speeches, asides, soliloquies, and dialogue are harmonically layered.”
-pg 34 Kelly M. McDonald Chapter Two titled “A Reputation for Accomplishment: Marianne Dashwood and Emma Woodhouse as Artistic Performers” in the book “Jane Austen and the Arts: Elegance, Propriety, and Harmony” Edited by Natasha Duquette and Elisabeth Lenekos

Happy Mother’s Day!!! Lol…I took this quiz and I’m Mrs. Morland?! -Kirk

Which Jane Austen mother are you? | OUPblog
Jane Austen novels are noted for their emphasis on female relationships. They are often portrayed as multi-dimensional–formative and yet not always so rosy.


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