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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
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The genius of Jane Austen
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her love of theatre and why she works in Hollywood
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Paula Byrne
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eng
Summary
Perfect for fans of Jane Austen, this updated edition of Paula Byrne's debut book includes new material that explores the history of Austen stage adaptations, why her books work so well on screen, and what that reveals about one of the world's most beloved authors. Originally published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2003 as Jane Austen and the Theatre, Paula Byrne's first book was never made widely available in the US and is out of print today. An exploration of Austen's passion for the stage-she acted in amateur productions, frequently attended the theatre, and even scripted several early works in play form-it took a nuanced look at how powerfully her stories were influenced by theatrical comedy. This updated edition features an introduction and a brand new chapter that delves into the long and lucrative history of Austen adaptations. The film world's love affair with Austen spans decades, from A.A. Milne's "Elizabeth Bennet," performed over the radio in 1944 to raise morale, to this year's Love and Friendship. Austen's work has proven so abidingly popular that these movies are more easily identifiable by lead actor than by title: the Emma Thompson Sense and Sensibility, the Carey Mulligan Northanger Abbey, the Laurence Olivier Pride and Prejudice. Byrne even takes a captivating detour into a multitude of successful spin-offs, including the phenomenally brilliant Clueless. And along the way, she overturns the notion of Jane Austen as a genteel, prim country mouse, demonstrating that Jane's enduring popularity in film, TV, and theater points to a woman of wild comedy and outrageous behavior. For lovers of everything Jane Austen, as well as for a new generation discovering her for the first time, The Genius of Jane Austen demonstrates why this beloved author still resonates with readers and movie audiences today
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Byrne, Paula
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823/.7
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Austen, Jane
  • Austen, Jane
  • Theater
  • Theater
  • Women novelists, English
  • Women novelists, English
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adult
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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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multicolored
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  • txt
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MWT12457519
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780062674500
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computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
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MWT12457519
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remote
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12457519
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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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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Publication
Distribution
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12457519
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062674500
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12457519
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12457519
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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