Monday, September 30, 2013

Jane Austen Onstage

Back a few months ago there was news that the Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds was putting on a wonderful looking stage production of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park. It is this Janeite's opinion that MP and it's heroine Fanny Price are the most misunderstood and mis-adapted of her works. From photos, clips and actor interviews it seemed that their play was very faithful to the original novel. From September-November the play of Mansfield Park will be on National Tour at different locations in England, Scotland and even Wales! "What a fine thing for our girls!"  Eh hem, I mean what a great opportunity for my UK readers to see one of Jane Austen's novels come to life in a faithful retelling!

See photos from the production here.

And they have a trailer! There aren't many quotes in this, mostly flashes of actors, but the lines that are there made me tear up with pure joy at hearing Mansfield Park so well represented!

Also coming in November 2013 Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds will be putting on Pride and Prejudice for 2 Actors! Yes, you've got that right, the entire story of P&P performed by only two actors! Can you just imagine the mixed up fun? Heehee! :)

Now if only these two productions would somehow find their way to the USA!

1 comment:

Shannon said...

I would *love* to see any Jane Austen production on stage! :-))
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I hope you have a fabulous day!
God bless,

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