Playing Jane Austen is the original dramatisation of Jane Austen’s work. The collection was first published in 1895 as Duologues and Scenes from the Novels of Jane Austen Arranged and Adapted for Drawing-Room Performance by Victorian feminist and actor Rosina Filippi. Filippi adapted memorable scenes from Austen into one-act plays for performance, and along with stage directions and advice on the correct silks and muslins to wear, her parlour plays evoke the romance of Victorian drawing-room entertainment at its very best.
About the author: Rosina Filippi (1866–1930) was a progressive actor and director who was associated with many of the theatrical greats of her generation. In 1913 she established a People’s Theatre, to promote affordable theatre for all. Filippi was also an advocate for women’s rights.
Margaret Fletcher (1862–1943) was an English illustrator and amateur actor. She was a social critic and feminist.
- Rosina Filippi
- British Library Publishing
- Publication date
- February 2019
- 178 x 111 mm