My new comedy JANE AUSTEN IN 48 MINUTES by Syrie James

      (UPDATED December 23, 2023) I’ve had a wonderful time this year presenting and performing in four staged readings of my new original comedy JANE AUSTEN IN 48 MINUTES with three different casts. The play features a cheeky and wise Jane Austen as narrator and a cast of costumed actors who play 47…

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Syrie James at the Jane Austen Festival in Bath

Syrie with the Master of Ceremonies at Jane Austen Festival Bath

  I had the thrill of a lifetime participating in the Jane Austen Festival this month in Bath, England. It is the largest and longest-running Jane Austen Festival in the world and draws many thousands of people every year. The festivities started off on Saturday Sept. 9 with a Regency Costumed Promenade through the streets…

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8 Ways to Live Like Jane Austen

Anne Hathaway as Jane Austen

  Are you a Jane Austen fan? Have you ever been faced by a difficult decision — when you had to make a choice and desperately wanted to do the right thing, but weren’t sure which alternative was best? The next time that happens, make it easy on yourself. Just ask: What Would Jane Do? One…

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Comparing the Jane Austen’s Persuasion Movie Versions

Film Review Persuasion

  Which film version of Jane Austen’s Persuasion is best? There have been a number of movie adaptations of Jane Austen’s Persuasion including a new one from Netflix, and it’s always a thrill to see Austen’s work adapted for the screen. Persuasion, Jane Austen’s last completed work, is one of my favorite novels. The story…

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