As 2017 marks 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, this is the story of how Austen's love of farce, comic theatre and juvenilia have led to some of our most cherished film, TV and theatre adaptations GÇô from the acclaimed and best-selling author of GÇÿThe Real Jane Austen'. Jane Austen loved the theatre. She learned much of her art from a long tradition of English comic drama and took joyous participation in amateur theatricals and her visits to the theatre in London and Bath. Her juvenilia, then GÇÿSense and Sensibility', GÇÿPride and Prejudice', GÇÿMansfield Park' and GÇÿEmma' were shaped by the arts of theatrical comedy.Her admiration for drama's dialogue, characterisation, plotting, exits and entrances is why she has been dramatised so successfully on screen in the last twenty years GÇô and these versions are at the centre of her continuing fame, culminating in her celebration on -ú10 note.From the stage adaptations of Austen's novels (including one called GÇÿMiss Elizabeth Bennet' by A. A. Milne) to modern classics, including the BBC GÇÿPride and Prejudice' and GÇÿPersuasion', Emma Thompson's GÇÿSense and Sensibility', and the phenomenally brilliant and successful GÇÿClueless', GÇÿThe Comic Muse' presents an Austen not of prim manners and genteel calm, but filled with wild comedy and outrageous behaviour.
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