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August Birthdays for Some of Our Favorite “Austen” Actors!!

In August, these fine thespians are celebrating birthdays!      August 5 – Mark Strong, who portrayed Mr. Knightley in the 1996 TV version of “Emma”   August 6 – Romola Garai, who portrayed Emma Woodhouse in the 2009 version … Continue reading

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How Austen Changes Up the “Courtship Novel”

Earlier, we examine Austen’s art in the “courtship novel,” specifically in Pride and Prejudice.”Here we see that Jane Austen’s portrayal of courtship differs from that of many courtship novels written throughout the eighteenth century: in Austen’s novels, instead of submitting … Continue reading

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Mansfield Park 2007

Mansfield Park 2007 (BBC mini-series) Directed by Iain B. MacDonald Douglas Hodge ….. Sir Thomas Bertram Maggie O’Neill ….. Mrs. Norris Billie Piper ….. Fanny Price Blake Ritson ….. Edmund Bertram James D”Arcy ….. Tom Bertram Michelle Ryan ….. Maria … Continue reading

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Mansfield Park 1999

BBC/Miramax film Patricia Rozema, Director Francis O’Connor ….. Fanny Price Harold Pinter ….. Sir Thomas Bertram Jonny Lee Miller …. Edmund Bertram Embeth Davidtz ….. Mary Crawford Alessandro Nivola ….. Henry Crawford Lindsay Duncan ….. Mrs. Price/Lady Bertram Victoria Hamilton … Continue reading

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“Mansfield Park” 1983

In 1983, ITV for BBC television produced the Ken Taylor screenplay of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park. Shown in six episodes, the production was director David Giles second Austen film. He directed the 1971 version of Sense and Sensibility. The series … Continue reading

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Exogamous and Endogamous Marriages in Austen’s Works

Brittanica.com defines an “endogamous marriage” as the custom enjoining one to marry within one’s own group, while Wikipedia says “endogamy” is the practice of marrying within a specific ethnic group, class, or social group, rejecting others on such a basis … Continue reading

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The Etiquette of “Visiting” and How Jane Austen Used the Tradition as a Plot Device

The Etiquette of “Visiting” and How Jane Austen Used It as a Plot Device In the 1800s, morning calls or visiting upon a household developed a certain protocol, and those who broke protocol were often shunned. First a calling card … Continue reading

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