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‘Within This Wooden O’ Theatres and Players

Jane Armstrong

Jane Armstrong was born and brought up in North London. Her first encounter with Shakespeare was through music, at an early performance of Benjamin Britten’s opera A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She has worked on the Arden Shakespeare for a number of years, as copy-editor, and later as editorial series manager and commissioning editor. She is the editor of The Arden Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Arden Shakespeare Miscellany

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2011



... At the same time, the heroines who resulted from the boy-actor tradition are as memorable for their spirit, intelligence and wit as are, in their own way, the heroines of Jane Austen, and they continue to offer modern actresses some...
...A 1997 recording of Christina Calvit’s stage adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen’s classic romantic comedy is a sparkling tale of the Bennets, a family blessed with five daughters and a mother desperate to marry them off....
...A full-cast stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel. The dour, Mr. Darcy is anything but popular with the Bennets, especially when he fancies a member of their clan. And as Elizabeth reluctantly deals with Mr. Darcy’s advances,...