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A Dance With Jane Austen

Author : Susannah Fullerton
ISBN : 0711232458
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“The period illustrations and dance diagrams are charming, but Fullerton's discussion of dance in Austen's novels is both incisive and entertaining. From the Netherfield ball in Pride and Prejudice to Anne Elliot playing the piano as her friends dance in Persuasion, Fullerton explains how dancing moves the action forward in each book and what it reveals about various characters. (She even draws heavily on the unfinished The Watsons.) By the end, readers will long to revisit the dance scenes in Austen's world and follow her heroines' practice of talking over the ball afterward with friends over a cup of tea. A beautifully illustrated exploration of dance in the life and novels of Jane Austen. “ -Shelf Awareness Drawing on contemporary accounts and illustrations, and a close reading of the novels as well as Austen's correspondence, Susannah Fullerton takes the reader through all the stages of a Regency Ball as Jane Austen and her characters would have known it.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Music For The Netherfield Ball

Author : Suzanne Guldimann
ISBN : 0966766482
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For her ninth book of Celtic harp music, Suzanne Guldimann has researched and arranged 18 historic pieces of music drawn from and inspired by Jane Austen's personal collection of music. As a bonus, the not-quite-period English country dance popularized by the 1995 A&E version of Pride and Prejudice is included. The collection features classical pieces by Mozart, Handel and Gluck; and a haunting and romantic selection of the French, Italian, Scottish and Irish traditional airs that were tremendously popular during the late 18th/early 19th century, including several with lyrics by Robert Burns, and two pieces reported to have been among Jane Austen's personal favorites.All of the pieces in the collection are arranged to fit on a small harp with just three octaves, but can also be played on larger harps or on any melody instrument. Each arrangement includes fingering, chord symbols, lyrics when available and historic notes.

Dances For Jane Austen

Author : Anne Daye
ISBN : OCLC:903541147
Genre : Ballroom dancing
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Category: Ballroom dancing

Dancing Out Of Line

Author : Molly Engelhardt
ISBN : 9780821443125
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Dancing out of Line transports readers back to the 1840s, when the craze for social and stage dancing forced Victorians into a complex relationship with the moving body in its most voluble, volatile form. By partnering cultural discourses with representations of the dance and the dancer in novels such as Jane Eyre, Bleak House, and Daniel Deronda, Molly Engelhardt makes explicit many of the ironies underlying Victorian practices that up to this time have gone unnoticed in critical circles. She analyzes the role of the illustrious dance master, who created and disseminated the manners and moves expected of fashionable society, despite his position as a social outsider of nebulous origins. She describes how the daughters of the social elite were expected to “come out” to society in the ballroom, the most potent space in the cultural imagination for licentious behavior and temptation. These incongruities generated new, progressive ideas about the body, subjectivity, sexuality, and health. Engelhardt challenges our assumptions about Victorian sensibilities and attitudes toward the sexual/social roles of men and women by bringing together historical voices from various fields to demonstrate the versatility of the dance, not only as a social practice but also as a forum for Victorians to engage in debate about the body and its pleasures and pathologies.
Category: Literary Criticism

Jane Austen

Author : Irene Collins
ISBN : 1852851724
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Janes Austen was a clergyman's daughter, related to other clergy, born and brought up in the parsonage. Irene Collins examines the influence this had on Austen's work.
Category: Literary Criticism

Screen Adaptations Jane Austen S Pride And Prejudice

Author : Deborah Cartmell
ISBN : 9781408130971
Genre : Performing Arts
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The study of literature on screen is a growing area of study in schools and universities. Many students have to produce critical essays comparing the novel and film versions of a particular text. The Screen Adaptations series offers a wealth of study material: from the literary context of the original work, through to thought-provoking comparisons of the screen versions, critical commentary and the afterlife of the films. Pride and Prejudice is a classic piece of literature and any new adaptation is a major event. With several well-known TV and film version available (featuring stars such as Keira Knightley) as well as a Bollywood version, discussions around how these films interpret the story, themes and characters is a popular classroom choice for students and teachers alike. This new title in the Screen Adaptations series, provides a rich source of material to help students understand and write about the reciprocal relationship between film and literature. It offers in-depth analysis of the various screen versions and alternative `readings' as well as critical insight and an interview with writer Andrew Davies, best known for his 1995 BBC adaptation. Following from Shakespeare, Jane Austen on screen is now an established part of literary studies and the volume will conclude with a survey of the growing body of literature in the field.
Category: Performing Arts

Camp Austen

Author : Ted Scheinman
ISBN : 9780374712341
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A raucous tour through the world of Mr. Darcy imitations, tailored gowns, and tipsy ballroom dancing The son of a devoted Jane Austen scholar, Ted Scheinman spent his childhood summers eating Yorkshire pudding, singing in an Anglican choir, and watching Laurence Olivier as Mr. Darcy. Determined to leave his mother’s world behind, he nonetheless found himself in grad school organizing the first ever UNC-Chapel Hill Jane Austen Summer Camp, a weekend-long event that sits somewhere between an academic conference and superfan extravaganza. While the long tradition of Austen devotees includes the likes of Henry James and E. M. Forster, it is at the conferences and reenactments where Janeism truly lives. In Camp Austen, Scheinman tells the story of his indoctrination into this enthusiastic world and his struggle to shake his mother’s influence while navigating hasty theatrical adaptations, undaunted scholars in cravats, and unseemly petticoat fittings. In a haze of morning crumpets and restrictive tights, Scheinman delivers a hilarious and poignant survey of one of the most enduring and passionate literary coteries in history. Combining clandestine journalism with frank memoir, academic savvy with insider knowledge, Camp Austen is perhaps the most comprehensive study of Austen that can also be read in a single sitting. Brimming with stockings, culinary etiquette, and scandalous dance partners, this is summer camp like you’ve never seen it before.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Jane Austen Handbook

Author : Margaret C. Sullivan
ISBN : 1594741719
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Jane Austen companion offers a guide to daily life in Regency England, providing guidance on graceful living, love among the social classes, dress, and the practicalities of everyday life.
Category: Literary Criticism