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


A Library Talk About Jane Austen

by Margaret Mills As a part-time adult education lecturer in English literature and history, I am never happier than when I am asked to deliver a course or a talk about Jane Austen’s life and work. In October 2017 I was asked to give a talk at our local public library, and I was delighted… Read more about A Library Talk About Jane Austen


Austen Superpowers: Finding Yours with Lizzy Bennet

Lizzy Bennet

Austen Superpowers: Finding Yours with Lizzy Bennet Kindly reproduced here with permission from its author, Laurie Viera Rigler, who is also the author of the popular Jane Austen Addict novels. We dream of them. We want to be them. We wish they were our best friend. Or our partner. And sometimes, we wish we could shake… Read more about Austen Superpowers: Finding Yours with Lizzy Bennet


Jane Austen and the Oliphant in the Room

by Alice Chandler, author of Aunt Jane and the Missing Cherry Pie I do apologize for the pun in my title. The Olifant I refer to is Margaret Olifant (1828-1894), a prolific and popular nineteenth-century writer and said to be Queen Victoria’s favorite novelist. The reason that I figuratively place Olifant in the same room… Read more about Jane Austen and the Oliphant in the Room


The Enduring Love For Jane Austen

By Jon Michail Jane Austen passed away 200 years ago, yet the names of Lizzy Bennet and Mr Darcy are familiar even to people who have never picked up one of Austen’s novels. Then there are those who have read Austen’s works…. countless times. The academics, the Janeites, and those who simply appreciate her work… Read more about The Enduring Love For Jane Austen


Is Jane Austen a Great Writer?

By Linore Rose Burkard Quora is growing in popularity. What is Quora? A forum where anyone can ask a question to the world (the world as registered on the site, that is) and expect an answer. The good thing about Quora is that you can ask any question you want, and you might learn a… Read more about Is Jane Austen a Great Writer?


In Defence of Jane Austen

by Rhian Helen Fender   “Mrs Edwards thinks you are a child still. But we know better than that, don’t we.” So began the 2008 television adaptation of Jane Austen’s 1811 novel Sense and Sensibility, with the cad Willoughby seducing the naïve ward of heroic Colonel Brandon. The atmosphere seductive with low-light and fireplace burning,… Read more about In Defence of Jane Austen