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‘Honour, decorum, prudence’: the novel and its reputation

Deborah Cartmell

Deborah Cartmell is Professor in English at De Montfort University, UK, and Director of the Centre for Adaptations. A founding member of many organisations (including Literature on Screen and the Association of Adaptation Studies), she is Secretary of the Council for College and University English. As well as being general editor of the Screen Adaptations series, in 2010 she authored Screen Adaptations: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Screen Adaptations Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice : The Relationship between Text and Film

Methuen Drama, 2010

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...The quality of Austen’s writing is usefully summarised by Lady Catherine de Bourgh in her pronouncement on how Elizabeth ought to behave: with ‘honour, decorum, prudence’ and it has long been the norm to read Austen adaptations...
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...Age recommendation: 12+ Recorded through National Theatre Live on 28th June, 2010. Grace has agreed to marry Sir Harcourt in return for his financial support of her family. At a house party in her father's place, Harcourt's son Charles also...
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...Age recommendation: 12+ (occasional swearing) Recorded through National Theatre Live on 8th December, 2015 as a co-production with the Bristol Old Vic. Born into a life of struggle, the spirited Jane Eyre tackles life's obstacles head...
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...Adapted from the diaries of Richard Wagner, Beethoven’s music soars in the background as a poor young composer named Richard Wagner struggles toward Vienna to meet the composer he idealizes. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance...
...In 1911, a small but committed group of young performers from Russia's premier independent theatre – the Moscow Art Theatre (MAT) – gathered in a flat to experiment with new acting processes. The majority of these performers had been drawn...
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...Orphaned Jane journeys from a harsh childhood to become the loving caregiver of a child at the mysterious manor of Mr. Rochester. Jane is drawn to her enigmatic employer, but as dark secrets emerge, she must choose between her newfound...

Individuation as Worship: Wagner and Shakespeare

Berlioz, Verdi, Wagner, Britten Volume 11 : Great Shakespeareans

Continuum, 2012

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...Shakespeare – Beethoven In 1864, Shakespeare’s tercentenerary year, Richard Wagner divulged a childhood fantasy: I remember a dream of my early youth, where I dreamt that Shakespeare was alive, and that I met him and spoke to him...

A Christmas Carol

Written by

Charles Dickens

~playauthor~Written by~ Charles Dickens

Aurora Metro Books, 2007

Aurora Metro Books

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (42), Female (20), Male (19), Unassigned (3)

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Summary
...Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year! Well, it is for everyone except the miserable Scrooge. He prefers to spend Christmas all alone in his large house, instead of celebrating with mistletoe and merriment. Bah, humbug! But one...

Introduction

The Arden Critical Companions Shakespeare and the Victorians

Bloomsbury Academic, 2004

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...In 1864 Robert Browning was discussing over dinner the proposed arrangements for celebrating the tercentenary of Shakespeare’s birth. He was impatient. All those self-important committees. ‘Here we are called upon to acknowledge...

Poetry

The Arden Critical Companions Shakespeare and the Victorians

Bloomsbury Academic, 2004

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...A Worthier Stage In this chapter I shall consider what the Victorians made of Shakespeare’s non-dramatic poetry and what Shakespeare contributed to Victorian poetry. In this latter respect the most important texts are the sonnets...