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Jane Austen and the Theatre

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ISBN-10: 0521652138

ISBN-13: 9780521652131

Edition: 2002

Authors: Penny Gay

List price: $108.00
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Jane Austen was fascinated by theatre from her childhood. As an adult she went to the theatre whenever opportunity arose. Scenes in her novels often resemble plays, and recent film and television versions have shown how naturally dramatic her stories are. Yet the myth remains that she was anti-theatrical, and readers continue to puzzle about the real significance of the theatricals in Mansfield Park. Penny Gays book describes for the first time the rich theatrical context of Austens writing, and the intersections between her novels and contemporary drama. Gay proposes a dialogue in Austens mature novels with the various genres of eighteenth-century drama - laughing comedy, sentimental…    
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Book details

List price: $108.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/6/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 214
Size: 6.30" wide x 9.29" long x 0.83" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Jane Austen and the theatre
Sense and Sensibility: comic and tragic drama
Northanger Abbey: Catherine's adventures in the Gothic Theatre
Pride and Prejudice: the comedienne and heroine
Mansfield Park: Fanny's education in the theatre
Acting a part: private theatricals in Highbury
Persuasion and Melodrama