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In a Gentleman-Like Manner

By Ted Bushman (appearing as Fitzwilliam Darcy in BYU’s production of Pride and Prejudice) Mr. Darcy’s haughtiness can seem not only bizarre but unnecessarily rude until one looks a little at the climate from which he emerged. Social class was a … Continue reading

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Jane Austen: A Biography

By Karli Hall (appearing as Elizabeth Bennet in BYU’s Pride and Prejudice) Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775, at Steventon Rectory in Hampshire, the seventh child of a country clergyman and his wife, George and Cassandra Austen, both … Continue reading

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Book News: Fragment Of Jane Austen’s Handwriting Found

by Annalisa Quinn, February 04, 2014 A small but rare sample of Jane Austen’s handwriting has been found tucked into another book at the Jane Austen’s House Museum. The scrap reads, “Men may get into a habit of repeating the … Continue reading

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The Anglican Clergy in Jane Austen’s Novels

By Jacob Swain (appearing as Mr. Collins in BYU’s Pride and Prejudice) The clergy occupy an essential place in Jane Austen’s work, even more than the Royal Navy, because Jane Austen’s father himself was a clergyman, as were her brother … Continue reading

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A Woman’s Economic Opportunities During the Regency Era

By Amanda Nelson (appearing as Charlotte Lucas in BYU’s Pride and Prejudice) “Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor, which is one very strong argument in favour of matrimony.” ~ Jane Austen, letter of March 13, 1816 In Jane … Continue reading

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A Young Woman’s “Coming Out” into Society

By Lindsay Clark (appearing in BYU’s Pride and Prejudice as Lydia Bennet) For a girl to be allowed to go to a ball, her parents had to consider her old enough to “come out.” Her first steps in the world … Continue reading

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