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

Label
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
Creator
Author
Subject
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 the £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
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Cataloging source
IHV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Byrne, Paula,
Dewey number
823.7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PR4036
  • PR4038.P4
LC item number
  • .B923 2017
  • B97 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Austen, Jane
  • Austen, Jane
  • Theater
  • Theater
  • Women novelists, English
  • Women novelists, English
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary Figures
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
Target audience
adult
Label
The genius of Jane Austen : her love of theatre and why she works in Hollywood, Paula Byrne
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published as : Jane Austen and the theatre. London : Hambledon and London, 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
List of illustrations -- Foreword to the new edition -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations. Introduction. Part 1 The novelist and the theatre : Private theatricals -- The professional theatre -- Plays and actors. Part 2 The theatre and the novels : Early works -- From play to novel -- Sense and Sensibility -- Pride and Prejudice -- Lovers' Vows -- Mansfield Park -- Emma -- Why she is a hit in Hollywood. Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
990784907
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First U. S. Harper Perennial edition.
Extent
xvii, 334 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062674494
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
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 and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
List of illustrations -- Foreword to the new edition -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations. Introduction. Part 1 The novelist and the theatre : Private theatricals -- The professional theatre -- Plays and actors. Part 2 The theatre and the novels : Early works -- From play to novel -- Sense and Sensibility -- Pride and Prejudice -- Lovers' Vows -- Mansfield Park -- Emma -- Why she is a hit in Hollywood. Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
990784907
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First U. S. Harper Perennial edition.
Extent
xvii, 334 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062674494
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations

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