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Jane Austen and Performance by Marina Cano

By Marina Cano

this is often the 1st exploration of the performative and theatrical strength of Austen’s paintings and its afterlife, from the 19th century to the current. It reveals new and little-known Austen fabrics: from suffragette novels and pageants to college and beginner theatricals, passing via mid-twentieth-century representations in Scotland and the USA. The ebook concludes with an exam of Austen fandom in line with an internet survey performed via the writer, which elicited over three hundred responses from lovers around the globe. in the course of the lens of performative idea, this quantity explores how Austen, her paintings and its afterlives, have aided the formation of collective and private id; how they've got helped deliver humans jointly around the generations; and the way they've got had key mental, pedagogical and healing capabilities for an ever becoming viewers. eventually, this publication explains why Austen continues to be the main cherished writer in English Literature.

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