While all but forgotten now, private theatricals were at the heart of country house display and seasonal festivity in Jane Austen’s time. On the evening of 10 December, students from Royal Holloway, University of London’s department of drama will recreate the magic of private theatricals in their adaptation of Frances Sheridan’s The History of Nourjahad. The symposium will bring together scholars working on a range of issues related to this forgotten art, and will close with a reception and rehearsed reading of dialogues by Jane Austen.
Speakers include Abigail Anderson, Stuart Andrews, Helen Brooks, Michael Dobson, Elaine McGirr, Jane Milling and Helen Nicholson.
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