Seattle Rep’s PRIDE AND PREJUDICE: Beyond the Theatre

Seattle Repertory Theatre presents Jane Austen’s PRIDE AND PREJUDICE adapted by Kate Hamill from September 29 to October 29, 2017. Librarians at Seattle Public Library created this list of books, CDs and films to enhance your experience of the show: Seattle Rep’s PRIDE & PREJUDICE: Beyond the Theatre.

Seattle Rep presents Austen’s beloved classic this month, adapted by Kate Hamill. As per Seattle Rep,  “Kate Hamill imbues new life to this classic love story with a decidedly progressive take on the trials and travails of Elizabeth Bennet, Mr. Darcy, and, of course the delightful Bennet clan. But not to worry, empire waists and lavish Regency-era attire still abound in this familiar yet surprisingly modern premier adaptation.”

In anticipation of this sure-to-be-charming debut, we here at The Seattle Public Library have compiled a few reading suggestions for all the Austen fans out there:

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
From the best-selling author of Prep comes a modern retelling of a classic. Liz may be a magazine writer and Darcy a neurosurgeon, but Sittenfeld still captures Austen’s humor and social criticism.

Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley
Written in the style of a play (with each act set in a different Austen residence), this well-researched biography provides an engaging commentary on Austen’s life and writings.

Death Comes to Pemberley by P. D. James
Six years after the events of Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth’s and Darcy’s happy lives are plunged into upheaval by Wickham’s murder.

The Jane Austen Project by Kathleen Flynn
Two near-future, time-traveling researchers are sent to 1815 to retrieve an unfinished Austen novel and determine the cause of her death. Unexpected romance and intrigue complicates their mission.

And of course, the original novel itself.

~ posted by Elizabeth W.

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