29 Mar 2013
in Birnam & Dunkeld – Thirteen of Jane Austen’s most celebrated female characters are brought to life in this bold revisiting of the most exciting moments from Austen’s two inches of ivory – a reference to the swatch of thin two inch-wide ivory panels on which she first composed her draft writings, before making fair copies on paper, an expensive commodity at the time.
In scenes of high comedy and moments of profound pathos, Lizzy Bennet, Emma Woodhouse, Marianne Dashwood – and many more famous characters from Austen’s novels – fall in love, alienate their friends and commit notorious improprieties.
Using only Austen’s words, Rebecca Vaughan offers a brilliant and illuminating distillation of 19th century feminism.
A must for all Jane Austen fans, and anyone who just wants to be entertained in true, old-fashioned style!