Frock Flicks & the Bill and Ted Test: Austen-Era Fashion in History vs. Hollywood
Clothing in film adaptations of Jane Austen’s works really runs the gamut—from truly awful to absolutely spot-on. In this lively discussion, our panel of costume experts examines it all. With an eye toward historic accuracy as well as character-appropriate choices, we ask--Who got it right? Who got it wrong? And what happened to all the hairpins?
Featuring Trystan L. Bass (Frock Flicks), Hilary Davidson (Dress in the Age of Jane Austen: Regency Fashion; @BillAndTedTest), Sarah Lorraine (Frock Flicks), and Kendra Van Cleave (Frock Flicks; Démodé Couture; 18th Century Hair & Wig Styling: History & Step-by-Step Techniques) with moderator Laura Whitlock (Laura Whitlock Millinery).
"I Dearly Love a Laugh": Jane Austen's Influential Wit and Humor
Jane Austen is one of the wittiest writers in the English language. Her books are packed with humor, from wry observations of human failings to snark, sass, and epic shade; she delights in "follies and absurdities" and "anything ridiculous." Our panelists will discuss the ways in which Jane Austen makes them laugh and examine the influence of her humor on their own Austen-inspired comic ventures.
Featuring Mark Brownlow (Cake & Courtship), Amy Cooke-Hodgson (Austentatious Improv), Bianca Hernandez (Bookhoarding; The Jane Austen Universe; Drunk Austen), and Rose Servitova (The Longbourn Letters; The Watsons), with moderator Anna Caggiano (Glendale Public Library staff).
Jane, the Musicals: The Austen Trilogy of Paul Gordon
Tony award nominee Paul Gordon and his producer wife, Stephanie Kane Gordon, will answer our questions about the journeys of his three popular Jane Austen musicals from text to stage.
Featuring Stephanie Kane Gordon (producer) and Paul Gordon (composer of the musicals Emma, Pride & Prejudice, and Sense & Sensibility; plus Jane Eyre, Daddy Long Legs, and Estella Scrooge).
Additionally, join us for a LIVE virtual (via
Zoom) celebration of all things Jane Austen with panels featuring authors and enthusiasts! Visit http://bit.ly/janeaustenzoom for more information.