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Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

A romantic, comedic getaway for Jane Austen fans

 Do romance fantasies make promises reality can never keep? Austenland wavers between dismissing and embracing the daydreaming, fantasy allure of the world’s toniest romance writer, Jane Austen. Perhaps the film’s refusal to go with “either or” is a mark of insight? Dreams occasionally
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012

Milwaukee Rep performs a heartfelt classic

 The Milwaukee Repertory Theater glides into the New Year with a very precise staging of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. Mark Healy's script does a pretty good job of distilling some 120,000 written words on the page to a
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Theater Preview

Concerning the headstrong heroine of her fourth novel, Emma, author Jane Austen said she had created a character that not many people would like. In spite of Austen's estimation, however, the independently wealthy and overconfident Emma Woodhouse has endured over the years...
07.04.2011 | | Posted at 10:38 AM

Austen's Emma At Acacia

By Russ Bickerstaff
People often ask me if the theatre activity in Milwaukee dies-down in summer. (It doesn’t.) If there is a slow-down point in the summer, it’s probably in July. This coming week, there’s almost nothing opening. Next week, though: four shows opening in great Milwaukee. As I won’t have time to see them all, there’s one that I won’t be able to see. And while I will be seeing no less than...
04.21.2011 | | Posted at 07:17 AM

Theatre company looking to cast in its tagging of Jane Austen novel

By Russ Bickerstaff
 Acacia Theatre Company is looking for a cast for its latest production—a stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma written by John Jory. The story of a wealthy, young woman harrowingly devoid of self-doubt will be brought to the stage of Concordia University’s Todd Wehr Auditorium July 15th-24th. Auditions for the production will take place on Saturday, April 30th between 10:00am and 2:00p...
Sunday, March 15, 2009

Book Preview

Jane Austen remains one of the best-loved authors in the English language. Her novels possess a perennial appeal for anyone drawn to the quaint customs of Regency England, or seduced by Austen's indelible mix of refined badinage and blissful endings. Many Austen fans would give anything to enter the charming...
02.12.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Every now and again, I’ll write something for blog or print that’s almost exclusively for my wife. Usually it’s a stray sentence or two, but this whole entry is written with her in mind. She’s a huge fan of Pride and Prejudice. Yesterday the Milwaukee Rep announced the cast and crew for its upcoming production of a stage version of the Jane Austen novel. Owing to the fact that there are pr...

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