Jane Austen News – Issue 114

The Jane Austen News goes to the West End

What’s the Jane Austen News this week?  Emma On Broadway A new West End and Broadway production of Emma: A New Musical is currently being developed by award-winning director Thom Southerland, award-winning playwright Meghan Brown, and Sarah Taylor Ellis, a composer who specialises in musicals about women. The leading roles will be played by Carly… Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 114


This Week at the Jane Austen Gift Shop

It’s our brand new lighter, brighter, pinker Jane Austen Pyjamas! Brand new this week – You loved our Jane Austen Pyjamas, so here is our new pink version for summer! Super-comfy and made from 95% cotton, you won’t find these anywhere else! With delicate bobbled edging, drawstring waist and the quote “How much sooner one… Read more about This Week at the Jane Austen Gift Shop


Jane Austen News – Issue 113

The Jane Austen News looks at RPGs

What’s the Jane Austen News this week?  Matthew Not Wanted As Mr Darcy A few months ago we very much enjoyed watching a new production of E.M. Forster’s novel Howards End on the BBC. Unfortunately many of our overseas readers who would have liked to have seen it weren’t able to as they can’t receive… Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 113


Jane Austen News – Issue 112

The Jane Austen News would love to buy Longbourn!

What’s the Jane Austen News this week?  Georgian “Banned” Book Beats All Estimates We love old books here at the Jane Austen News, but this week we came across an example of a highly unusual one up for auction that might have raised a few eyebrows in the Austen household. A 300-year-old sex manual which… Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 112


Jane Austen Fan News – Issue 111

a feathered Jane Austen fan

What’s the Jane Austen Fan News this week?  Jane Austen and the Stash of the Raven Ask a Jane Austen fan and they’ll soon be able to tell you the many advantages of having the entire works of Jane Austen in your home library. Her novels are a must-have, go-to resource for times of trouble… Read more about Jane Austen Fan News – Issue 111


Why Jane Austen’s Persuasion Still Captivates Audiences

Jane Austen's Persuasion

This Spring 2018, Theatre6 is producing a touring production of Jane Austen’s Persuasion. Artistic Director Kate McGregor discusses why they’ve chosen to adapt the work for six actor musicians, and why Persuasion remains so captivating for today’s audiences. Adapting a novel like Jane Austen’s Persuasion for the stage, from the earliest planning stages until the… Read more about Why Jane Austen’s Persuasion Still Captivates Audiences


Austen Superpowers: Finding Yours With Anne Elliot

anne elliot

Anne Elliot: A quiet force to be reckoned with. Kindly reproduced here with permission from its author, Laurie Viera Rigler, who is also the author of the popular Jane Austen Addict novels. Lizzy Bennet may be the one with all the flash and sparkle, but one should never underestimate one of Austen’s more reserved heroines, Anne… Read more about Austen Superpowers: Finding Yours With Anne Elliot


Jane Austen News – Issue 110

the jane austen news

What’s the Jane Austen News this week?  Emma Changes The Face of Fiction 200 years after it was first published, John Mullan, professor of English at University College London and a specialist in eighteenth-century literature, is arguing that Jane Austen’s Emma belongs alongside the works of Flaubert, Joyce and Woolf as one of the great… Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 110