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Jane Austen's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY (adapted by Jon Jory)
* * * * * FIVE STARS from DC Metro Theatre Arts! * * * * *
Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s Sense & Sensibility is a ‘must see’ for romantics, fans of Jane Austen, daytime soap opera fans, and for theatregoers who just love to laugh. Be sensible and don’t miss this entertaining production.
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With his truly excellent new adaptation... Jon Jory takes the best of both approaches to life and art... managing to dramatize this complex tale without recourse to a narrator. Jory sets himself a much harder, self-directed task: theatricalize those inner feelings and tell the story in 150 minutes, but remain true to the novel in such a way that Austen fans will appreciate. He achieves this quite magnificently, mostly through a combination of keeping the story moving as it floats across southern England and the various suitors ebb and flow, and very cleverly skipping ahead in scenes so that we get to the good stuff. He knows when to wallow, and when to dip in and out. Time and again, Jory collapses time in a way that surprises you -- and that varied piece keeps the action intensely arresting throughout.
[Has] a freshness, speed and immediacy that, while always in sync with the humor, sentiments and manners of Austen's late 18th century English country-and-city society, gives the storytelling a contemporary energy that is downright irresistible. ...Flows like an effortlessly danced gavotte, finding just the right balance between formality, playfulness and the real pain that invariably accompanies love and hope.
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St. John’s College, with its programming partner Annapolis Shakespeare Company, to Host Shakespeare’s First Folio Exhibition in 2016
The Folger Shakespeare Library announces 52 host sites across the country for a traveling exhibit to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. St. John’s College, along with its programming partner Annapolis Shakespeare Company, has been selected as the host site for the state of Maryland for “First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare,” a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the world’s most treasured books. Read more here.