If you love reading Jane Austen’s novels, you won’t want to miss An Invitation to Mansfield Park, an ongoing discussion hosted by Dr. Sarah Emsley, who has scheduled on her blog a series of guest posts in celebration of the two-hundredth anniversary of the publication of the novel. This week’s post, “Jane Austen: Dramatist,” is by the Mount’s Professor Emeritus David Monaghan. Professor Monaghan has published several books on Austen; his guest post is reblogged here.
This week’s guest post is by David Monaghan, Professor Emeritus at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He’s the author of Jane Austen: Structure and Social Vision, the editor of Jane Austen in a Social Context and New Casebooks: “Emma” (all published by Macmillan) and co-author with John Wiltshire and Ariane Hudelet of The Cinematic Jane Austen (McFarland). When I was a graduate student at Dalhousie I had the good fortune to audit his class on Austen and film, and I’m very happy to introduce his post on that “ranting young man,” Mr. Yates.
“Then poor Yates is all alone,” cried Tom. “I will go and fetch him. He will be no bad assistant when it all comes out.”
To the theatre…
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