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Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley focuses on bookwormish, scholar-bent Mary (Rebecca Hurd), whose feminist forthrightness puts her at odds with her married sisters, their traditional husbands and society at large. Read more

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Kimberly Senior directs the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s holiday production of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley with the first all-female production team the company has ever seen. Read more

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A graphic novelization of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice that conveys the intent of the original story. Read more

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Jennifer Le Blanc’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, winner of the Silicon Valley Small Theatre Association 2013 Standout New Works Award, is praised for preserving the author’s intellect and wit and Acacia Theatre Company will prese... Read more

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Do romance fantasies make promises reality can never keep? Austenland wavers between dismissing and embracing the daydreaming, fantasy allure of the world’s toniest romance writer, Jane Austen. Perhaps the film’s refusal to go with “either ... Read more

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The Milwaukee Repertory Theater glides into the New Year with a very precise staging of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. Mark Healy's script does a pretty good job of distilling some 120,000 written words on the page to a Read more

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Concerning the headstrong heroine of her fourth novel, Emma, author Jane Austen said she had created a character that not many people would like. In spite of Austen's estimation, however, the independently wealthy and overconfident Emma Woo... Read more

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People often ask me if the theatre activity in Milwaukee dies-down in summer. (It doesn’t.) If there is a slow-down point in the summer, it’s probably in July. This coming week, there’s almost nothing opening. Next week, though: four shows openi.. Read more

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 Acacia Theatre Company is looking for a cast for its latest production—a stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma written by John Jory. The story of a wealthy, young woman harrowingly devoid of self-doubt will be brought to the stage of Concordia.. Read more

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September continues unabated. And as September continue, September continues to be busy. Five shows open this weekend and they’re all comedies. Here’s a look at some of the theatre openings that lie ahead: THURSDAY THE 23RD Cart Blanche Stud.. Read more

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With vices off limits, though, he had plenty of time to rap about more personal topics on his 2006 debut Food and Liquor, like absentee fathers, daily life in Chicago (in both the suburbs and the streets) and, most prominently, his love of ... Read more

Today in Milwaukee

For those who still haven’t gotten around to seeing it yet (or those who have seen it way too many times), Brocach screens Bryan Singer’s cult 1995 crime film The Usual Suspects tonight on its patio with free kettlecorn and $2.50 bottle,Tod... Read more

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Jane Austen remains one of the best-loved authors in the English language. Her novels poss Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict ,Books Read more

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Every now and again, I’ll write something for blog or print that’s almost exclusively for my wife. Usually it’s a stray sentence or two, but this whole entry is written with her in mind. She’s a huge fan of Pride and Prejudice. Yesterday the Milwa.. Read more

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As Summerfest has grown, top-tier local acts haveincreasingly been shut out of the schedule by midlevel touring acts.Thankfully, this year the Cascio Groove Garage has picked up much of the slack,giving a home to some of ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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