Saturday, October 23, 2010

'Pride and Prejudice' Play


The Ross Valley Players Present
Pride and Prejudice!

You've read the book and its sequels and retellings, seen all the movies and own the soundtracks -- what's next? May I suggest the play! The Ross Valley Players, possibly the oldest community theater group this side of the Rocky Mountains, having performed for eighty years, is including "Pride and Prejudice" in their production line-up this season, from November 11 to December 12.

The play was written in 2006 by playwright Jon Jory and has been described as comprehensive, yet fast-moving, just the way Jane wrote P and P:

"All of the wit and romance of Austen's classic 1813 novel come to
life in this refreshingly fast-paced and engaging new adaptation.
The San Francisco Chronicle said that Jory has crafted an
exceptionally clear, funny and moving version. The Tucson
said that Jory gets the entire story told without either
cramming the script with detail or omitting anything crucial."

Tickets are available online from Brown Paper Tickets and from the RVP website.

The theater is located in Ross, California, just north of San Francisco near San Rafael. 

So for anyone living near the bay area or who is planning to be nearby, this would be a special way to experience more of Jane Austen and her beloved Pride and Prejudice!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Talk Like Jane Austen Day


I came across this announcement when I was doing my daily Jane Austen blogosphere reading, and it sounds truly delightful to me!

October 30th 

 To celebrate the 299th anniversary of the publication of 
Sense and Sensibility, Jane's first novel in print

Go for a long walk, visit friends, and Talk Like Jane Austen

This page has much information on exactly how you can speak as Jane would have. For example, never use contractions, such as "isn't" -- it would be "is not." There's even a link to Doctor Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language

I think I'm going to have fun with this! Perhaps have a tea, or some such thing.

Do take a look! It will only take a few moments.