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Fringe 2023: Tales of a Jane Austen Spinster

Alexandra Jorgensen’s 45-minute one-woman show Tales of a Jane Austen Spinster is outstanding and kick-starts Fringe season with superb fanfare. Written and performed by Jorgensen alone, it is a triumph…

Harry Potter and the One Ring to Rule Them All

Picture the scene. A young man is sent out on a journey by an old, wise wizard with a long white beard and a tall hat. This youngster has been…

Jane Austen on Film: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

It is a truth universally acknowledged that any article about Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice must begin with a naff riff on the ‘universally acknowledged’ line. It is also much…

Muppet Adaptations of Classics (and the characters who remain human)

Prerequisite: Gonzo would always be the narrator. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen This novel prompted this entire article. It just seems perfect. Miss Piggy is Elizabeth Bennet, of course.…

Review: Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)

Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) is an absolute joy to watch. From beginning to end, the sensational retelling is clever, lively, and hilarious. My cheeks ached from constantly smiling and…

Bridgerton review: A fun regency period romp

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Just as fun, just as horny and just as dramatic as our much-missed Gossip Girl, Bridgerton is a welcome distraction as we go into a new year in…

Emma

Handsome, clever and rich: these are the adjectives used to describe Emma Woodhouse that flash on the screen before the film starts. They appropriately also introduce the characteristics of the…

Austentatious

Did you know Jane Austen was the “Keeper of the Bees”, an “avid collector of snow-globes”, and has actually written over nine-hundred and seventy-seven novels? That’s right, our beloved spinster…