‘Pride and Prejudice’ Hits The Top With Hip-Hop

‘Pride and Prejudice’ Hits The Top With Hip-Hop

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A common occurrence  when someone touches on a classic work and changes it up a bit is for the audience to split right down the middle: they love it or they hate it. It’s a harsh truth.   However, in the Seattle Repertory Theatre, Kate Hamill’s new twist on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice seems to be a big hit so far.   Image Via Playbill   For those who need to brush up on their Austenian literature, here’s a quick review. Pride and Prejudice is a romantic novel with a dash of comedy that graces us with the humor and drama …

5 Books That Deserve A Sequel

5 Books That Deserve A Sequel

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There are some books out there that are just so damn good we cannot get enough. Literally. As readers we are often spoiled with sequels left and right (particularly in the young adult genre). Yet, when we know that an author has established that a story is over and no sequels are in sight, we feel disappointed, confused, angry, baffled…you get the picture.   Whether it’s because we wanted the answers to a mystery that we spent 400 pages awaiting, but never received (I’m looking at you, Tim O’Brien), or simply cannot abandon a character we feel inherently close to, here are some of the books we …

“Pride and Prejudice” Sees New Adaptation

“Pride and Prejudice” Sees New Adaptation

Elizabeth Bennet fans can rejoice – Jane Austen’s 1813 classic romance novel, “Pride and Prejudice” is getting yet another adaptation!     via GIPHY   The feisty feminist who we all love will be making a reappearance on the screen as producers of the BBC time-period “Poldark” are developing a television adaptation for ITV.   Though the novel has seen six television adaptations, all developed by BBC, and the Academy Award-nominated feature film featuring Keira Knightley, this interpretation seeks new ground.   If the film adaptation “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” wasn’t avant-garde enough for you, you’re in luck. This new …

The Jane Austen Book You’ve Never Heard Of

The Jane Austen Book You’ve Never Heard Of

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Attention Austenites! Here is something you might not know…   23,000 words of a novel that has come to be known as ‘Sanditon‘ were left behind by Jane Austen in the months before her death, and it continues to cause controversy!     Image Courtesy of History Things   The tale follows Mr. Parker and his attempts to turn the town of Sanditon into a popular bathing spot like Brighton, England, and to get the apparently generous Lady Denham to fund this. In true Austen fashion, the goings on are observed through the eyes of Charlotte, an unmarried outsider.    …