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The Resource The genius of Jane Austen : her love of theatre and why she works in Hollywood, Paula Byrne

The genius of Jane Austen : her love of theatre and why she works in Hollywood, Paula Byrne

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The genius of Jane Austen : her love of theatre and why she works in Hollywood
Title
The genius of Jane Austen
Title remainder
her love of theatre and why she works in Hollywood
Statement of responsibility
Paula Byrne
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jane Austen loved the theatre. She learned much of her art from a long tradition of English comic drama and took joyous participation in amateur theatricals and her visits to the theatre in London and Bath. Her juvenilia, then 'Sense and Sensibility', 'Pride and Prejudice', 'Mansfield Park' and 'Emma' were shaped by the arts of theatrical comedy. Her admiration for drama's dialogue, characterisation, plotting, exits and entrances is why she has been dramatised so successfully on screen in the last twenty years -- and these versions are at the centre of her continuing fame, culminating in her celebration on £10 note. From the stage adaptations of Austen's novels to modern classics, including the BBC 'Pride and Prejudice' and 'Persuasion', Emma Thompson's 'Sense and Sensibility', and the phenomenally brilliant and successful 'Clueless', 'The Comic Muse' presents an Austen not of prim manners and genteel calm, but filled with wild comedy and outrageous behaviour
Cataloging source
DAD
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Byrne, Paula
Dewey number
823/.7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Austen, Jane
  • Austen, Jane
  • Austen, Jane
  • Theater
  • Theater
  • Women novelists, English
  • Women novelists, English
  • Art
  • Theater
  • Women novelists, English
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The genius of Jane Austen : her love of theatre and why she works in Hollywood, Paula Byrne
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Copyright
Note
Originally published as : Jane Austen and the theatre. London : Hambledon and London, 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-321) and index
Control code
ocn992267928
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Updated edition, First US Harper Perennial edition.
Extent
xvii, 334 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062674494
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)992267928
Label
The genius of Jane Austen : her love of theatre and why she works in Hollywood, Paula Byrne
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published as : Jane Austen and the theatre. London : Hambledon and London, 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-321) and index
Control code
ocn992267928
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Updated edition, First US Harper Perennial edition.
Extent
xvii, 334 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062674494
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)992267928

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