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

    New This Week!   You asked us if we could add a Regency-style Pashmina to our range…..   And here it is!   Blue Floral Regency Pashmina Traditionally worn loosely over the shoulders, upper body and arms, pashminas were hugely popular in the Regency period as both an exquisite accessory to be admired… Read more about This Week at the Jane Austen Gift Shop


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


The Janeites by Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling's The Janeites

The Janeites – Rudyard Kipling’s Short Story Rudyard Kipling’s short story entitled “The Janeites”, about a group of World War I soldiers who were secretly fans of Austen’s novels. This short story is often cited as the place from where the term Janeite came.    *** Jane lies in Winchester-blessed be her shade! Praise the… Read more about The Janeites by Rudyard Kipling


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


Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen’s Rakes and Gentleman Rogues – A Review

dangerous to know

Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen’s Rakes and Gentleman Rogues Sketching the Characters of Jane Austen’s Bad Boys! Rating: 5 out of 5 stars OVERVIEW: After delivering a splendidly successful and praiseworthy short story anthology devoted to Mr. Darcy, editor Christina Boyd and a team of skilled and imaginative authors have decided to join forces again… Read more about Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen’s Rakes and Gentleman Rogues – A Review


An Interview with Author Rachel Knowles

What regency Women Did For Us

Not all Regency women were alike… Author and Regency history blogger Rachel Knowles came to visit us at the Jane Austen Centre in Bath recently, and she was kind enough to tell us a little more about her latest book, What Regency Women Did For Us, and about some of the amazing women of the… Read more about An Interview with Author Rachel Knowles