Take a break with Jane

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By Jennifer Abella

 A few “In Case You Missed It” links from around the Internet:

PP1995Here are 17 things only a Janeite would understand…

“Pride & Prejudice” gets its day in court when a Supreme Court justice cites it in an argument.

manfieldIf you’re looking for more Web adaptations of classics (in the vein of “Emma Approved” or “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries”), you might check out “From Mansfield With Love.” This adaptation of “Mansfield Park,” by Foot in the Door Theatre, centers on Frankie Price, a “house manager” (“the help,” friend Ed Bertram says) at the Mansfield Park hotel whose brother Will has sent her a camera to film video letters to him. The videos are less slickly produced than Pemberley Digital’s, although intentionally so, since the sweetly awkward Frankie is meant to be an amateur at filming videos. Frankie and Ed have an easy chemistry, but the series is only a dozen or so videos in, so you have time to catch up with the story.

Think “Emma” is the only Austen-related work celebrating an anniversary this year? As if! This year is the 20th anniversary of the “Emma”-inspired movie “Clueless.”

Buy a first-edition “Emma” for a steal: Only $150,000!

Speaking of videos, Adrian Lukis (Wickham in the 1995 “Pride & Prejudice”) and Caroline Langrishine filmed selected readings of Austen’s works. And Jane Austen herself (okay, okay, an actress) went out on the town in Bath in another video. Hope she was wearing comfy slippers; the streets and hills of Bath are not an easy hike.

If you missed it in the pre-holiday rush, The New York Times took readers on a trip to Jane Austen’s Hampshire.

Jennifer Abella is a TV/movie/pop culture/knitting/sewing/Jane Austen geek. Oh, and a total Anglophile. Follow @nextjen on Twitter. And remember to like Jane Austen Summer Program on Facebook and follow @JASPhotline on Twitter.

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