Saturday, January 26, 2013

Jane Austen in a New Format

Several years ago, I ran across someone posting the epistolary entries of Stoker's classic Dracula in 'blog form. It was an interesting approach looking at the work in a modern format. The internet has moved on a bit since then, and 'blogs begat 'vlogs, so it's no surprise that someone would take a classic piece of literature and adapt it for a YouTube-ized world.

In this case, it's the Jane Austen novel Pride and Prejudice. Having just passed the bicentennial of the publication of the original's publication, it seems a good time to pass along the show. If you are interested in a classic tale told in a very modern way, you might just enjoy The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.

As a sample, here's the first episode:

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