Lecture: Updating Jane Austen

16 November 2017, 19:00

Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Jane Austen
by Cassandra Austen
circa 1810
NPG 3630

Novelist Joanna Trollope, who updated Sense and Sensibility in 2013, describes what it was like to take a novel written in 1809 and make it as relevant and sharply observant to contemporary readers.

Joanna also investigates the importance of money in the original, Jane’s own attitude to money and Joanna’s own recent look at earning women in City of Friends. Money, as Jane Austen knew very well, was a significant factor in the lives of the human beings she portrayed so brilliantly - either its absence ( the Dashwood women) or the need and greed for its presence (Willoughby) or the feeling that it must be treated responsibly and generously (Colonel Brandon).

In partnership with the Jane Austen's House Museum.

Joanna Trollope OBE is the author of seventeen highly acclaimed bestselling novels including A Village Affair, The Choir and The Rector’s Wife.

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