Wednesday, October 28, 2009
UPDATE: Korri Kezar's pre-opening feature on Pride and Prejudice in the Daily Texan, November 12
The surprise of love . . .
The University of Texas Department of Theatre and Dance
Jane Austen's classic novel adapted for the stage
Pride and Prejudice
November 13 – 22, 2009
at the B. Iden Payne Theatre.
James Maxwell adapts Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen's timeless novel, originally published in 1813. The highly plot-driven comedy of manners set in 1811 centers on the Bennet family, a comfortable, but not excessively wealthy family living in the countryside of England. As the Bennets have five daughters and no sons, Mrs. Bennet's main objective in life is to find (wealthy) husbands for her daughters and retain Longbourn, the family estate, in the Bennet name. When Jane, the eldest daughter, falls in love with a wealthy landowner named Charles Bingle, Mrs. Bennet believes her problems solved. Bingly's snobbish family and his close friend and acquaintance Fitzwilliam Darcy have other ideas.
Read more at AustinLiveTheatre.com. . . .