Thursday, November 12, 2009
Production photos taken by J. Elissa Marshall, University of Texas, for Pride and Prejudice, November 5- 13 at the B. Ident 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. Bingle's snobbish family and his close friend and acquaintance Fitzwilliam Darcy have other ideas."