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Ep 66: Being Mr. Wickham - Streaming Theater Performance Review

Ep 66: Being Mr. Wickham - Streaming Theater Performance Review

April 10, 2022

Check out our review of Being Mr. Wickham, a one man show co-written by Adrian Lukis (who played Mr. Wickham in the 1995 Pride and Prejudice miniseries) and Catherine Curzon for the Original Theater company. It's available to stream online through April 30th, so don't miss out! We loved this charming show and the way it brought the Pride and Prejudice characters' future to life with hilarious anecdotes and historical details. You'll especially love the future of Mr. Bennet.

You can stream Being Mr. Wickham online through April 30th, 2022 at https://originaltheatreonline.com/productions/28/being-mr-wickham

Note: the original epsiode description omitted that the show was co-written by Catherine Curzon. You can find her work at madamegilflurt.com.

Ep 65: North and South with Special Guest Adrienne

Ep 65: North and South with Special Guest Adrienne

December 25, 2021

This time we welcome our friend and special guest Adrienne, known as @barelytolerabIe on Twitter and ElizaG1 on AO3, to talk about eternal period drama fan favorite North and South! We discuss the book by Elizabeth Gaskell, as well as the miniseries of the same name starring Richard Armitage and Daniela Denby-Ashe. Words like "brooding" and "smoldering" abound as we discuss the incredible chemistry between John and Margaret (and Nicholas Higgins), and delve into the social commentary element of the story. Please join us as we rave about how much we love this "Pride and Prejudice for socialists."

And in honor of this episode's release date, be sure to check out Adrienne's North and South fanfic story Together at Christmas!

Ep 64: Part 5 of the Movie Commentary for Pride and Prejudice 1995

Ep 64: Part 5 of the Movie Commentary for Pride and Prejudice 1995

November 14, 2021

THREE AND A HALF YEARS AFTER PART 4, we present installment 5 of our commentary on the Pride and Prejudice 1995 miniseries starring Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth. You don't have to watch the movie along with us as we riff on what's happening - in fact, due to some buffering errors, that might be hard. But lots of listeners find these fun to listen to as standalone episodes! For our first commentary track, go back in our episode list to 2018.  Yes, we never finished this series. We're a mess. 

Ep 63: Bridgerton

Ep 63: Bridgerton

September 6, 2021

[Episode recorded July 2021]. In this episode, we welcome our friend and special guest Priya (who you may recognize as Constantia from our Regency Daze series!) to discuss the Netflix TV sensation Bridgerton, adapted from the novels by Julia Quinn. We discuss how the show handles race, class, and sex in a fantasy Regency setting. As you probably already suspect, this episode is NOT suitable for little ears!

This episode's intro music is "Bad Guy" by Bilie Eilish, performed by the Vitamin String Quartet for the Bridgerton soundtrack.

Ep 62: Modern Persuasion with Manners and Madness

Ep 62: Modern Persuasion with Manners and Madness

July 21, 2021

We're delighted to welcome our guests Maya and Christian of Manners and Madness, a Jane Austen and David Lynch podcast, to join us for this movie review episode! This time we're tackling the recently released movie Modern Persuasion, starring Alicia Witt and Shane McRae as our stand-ins for Anne and Wentworth. Despite some hiccups with the pacing and chemistry, overall we enjoyed this adaptation as some fluffy summer fun. Check out our thoughts, and be sure to give Manners and Madness some love by checking out their Persuasion episodes!

You can also find Christian and Maya at @MannersandMadnesspod on Instagram and @MannersMadness on Twitter!

Ep 61: Movie Review: Sense and Sensibility 2008

Ep 61: Movie Review: Sense and Sensibility 2008

May 23, 2021

[Episode recorded 5/15/21] Welcome, gentle listeners, to our review of the 2008 miniseries Sense & Sensibility, written by Andrew Davies and starring Hattie Moran as Elinor and Charity Wakefield as Marianne. While it's not easy to make a new version of S&S with the specter of the 1996 Ang Lee movie in the background, this game adaptation has some enjoyable points, especially with regard to the Willoughby/Marianne pairing. And Maggie is back to share her witty repartee and sing us a song! Note, as usual, this episode has some commentary that is not suitable for little ears. 

Movie IMDB Link here: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0847150/

The intro includes a clip of Peggy Lee's performance of Why Don't You Do Right? From this YouTube clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uTcw_A80Bo

Ep 60: Diversity and Inclusion in Austen Fandom with Bianca Hernandez-Knight

Ep 60: Diversity and Inclusion in Austen Fandom with Bianca Hernandez-Knight

April 22, 2021

In this episode we welcome special guest Bianca Hernandez-Knight to talk about current affairs in the Jane Austen fandom, including the push that dedicated Janeites are making to foster inclusion in our online community. Join us to hear about the barriers that BIPOC and other marginalized Janeites continue to encounter in Austen fan spaces, and why representation in Austen adapations is so important to growing a diverse Janeite community. Finally, learn about her upcoming Virtual Jane Con event on May 1-2, 2021!

 

You can find Bianca online at Bookhoarding on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, and check out her new patreon!

Ep 59: Adapting Persuasion with Sarah Rose Kearns

Ep 59: Adapting Persuasion with Sarah Rose Kearns

April 11, 2021

In this episode, we're thrilled to welcome special guest Sarah Rose Kearns, actor, playwright, and consummate Janeite! We chat with Sarah Rose about her new adaptation of Persuasion, which will be staged (hopefully) in New York this fall. We also discuss her one-act play Manydown, which will be included as part of UNC Chapel Hill's Jane Austen Summer Program. Join us to learn how Sarah Rose interprets key aspects of Persuasion, and discover the fascinating challenges of making Austen come alive onstage. [Note: since recording this podcast, JASNA announced that their 2021 Annual General Meeting will indeed be held in person!]

Ep 58: Reclaiming Jane Guest Episode

Ep 58: Reclaiming Jane Guest Episode

February 27, 2021

In this episode we're thrilled to have guests Lauren and Emily of the Reclaiming Jane podcast! Reclaiming Jane was started as a podcast for fans on the margins, and creates a welcoming space for those whose identities are not reflected in Austen's original text, and may not be well represented in the current world of Austen fandom. Join us to learn what it means to read Austen through a modern lens, and how breaking down Austen's works and examining them thoroughly can help reclaim Austen for the readers on the margins. [Episode recorded 2/13/21]

Listen to our Guest Spot over on Manners and Madness

Listen to our Guest Spot over on Manners and Madness

February 1, 2021

Sanditon Part 1 is live! Check out a review of the Sanditon miniseries in our guest episode over on Manners & Madness, a Jane Austen and David Lynch Podcast! Thank you so much to hosts Maya and Christian for having us on, we had a DELIGHTFUL time and we hope you'll enjoy it as much as we did!

Manners & Madness is streaming on a bunch of popular streaming services, including Apple Podcasts, Breaker, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic, Spotify and more.

Episode Description:

This week we kick off Sanditon in style, because we are joined by the lovely ladies from First Impressions Podcast! We see how the first episode compares to the novel fragment, invent a new drinking game, and question everyone’s motives as we meet the quirky residents of this seaside town.

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