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Jane Austen on Film and Television

Jane Austen's career as a novelist began in 1811 with the publication of Sense and Sensibility. Her work was finally adapted for the big screen with the 1940 filming of Pride and Prejudice (very successful at the box office). No other film adaptation of an Austen novel was made for theatrical release until 1995. Amazingly, during 1995 and 1996, six film and television adaptations appeared, first Clueless, then Persuasion, followed by Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, the Miramax Emma, and the Meridian/A&E Emma. This book traces the history of film and television adaptations (nearly 30 to date) of Jane Austen manuscripts, compares the adaptations to the manuscripts, compares the way different adaptations treat the novels, and analyzes the adaptations as examples of cinematic...

Television, Sex and Society

Since the 1990s, the screening of sex on American, British and Asian television screens has become increasingly prolific. Considering not only the specificities of selected sexualised images in relation to popular series, this study also concerns itself with the ramifications of TV sex as well as discussing the various techniques that are used by TV producers/programme makers to establish the cultural worth of their texts in series such as Shameless, The Tudors and True Blood. The contributions draw attention to shifting representations of sex on television away from the authoritarian state and patriarchal order, toward a more democratic form of representation. As a significant and under-represented aspect of contemporary television studies, this is the first full-length academic...

London Star David Bark-Jones on Having Wicked Fun in The 39 Steps - Broadway.com

The 39 Steps starts its fifth year on the West End next month, which means six actors have now played the male lead of Richard Hannay, Robert Donat’s assignment in the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film of espionage and intrigue that Patrick Barlow’s... (One of the London Hannays, Robert Portal, did two separate runs. ) The role’s current occupant is David Bark-Jones, who first came to attention during the 1990s in new plays like Martin Sherman’s Some Sunny Day and Patrick Marber’s Dealer’s Choice. Speaking by phone from the Oxfordshire countryside prior to doing the commute into town for a two-show day, Bark-Jones, 44, talked about keeping a long run going, chopping off his hair, and appearing opposite Dianne Pilkington, who brings with her... You haven’t actually done a West End run in a long time, or so it seems. But this is very different, being essentially a job of replication. My job is not to create some amazing character but to a great degree to replicate what has come before, which is actually a fresh challenge and completely different to what I normally do. And what you usually do is originate parts in new plays. I’ve never previously gone into anything or taken over a role. Normally, if you’re doing something new, you don’t know what’s going to happen at rehearsals. The play is on the page and you create the event around it. To some degree, with this, I’m mimicking what John [Hopkins, his immediate predecessor in the part] was doing. I know inevitably it’s different because it’s me that says the lines and everything we do is unique and all of that, but if I got all precious about making it my own Hannay, I would skewer the production. In the end it’s just a job, and you have to fulfill the character that they want. To be honest with you, I’m very much enjoying other aspects of this on top of the job security. The strange thing is that because as Hannay I’m playing not just a character but an actor playing a character, I’ve found that very freeing. [The play comments on itself even as it tells of a suave London-based gent, Hannay, who gets enmeshed in an elaborate spy tale full of chases, romance and derring-do. ] The other thing I’ve found liberating is that I knew [the play] was going to work. You can’t screw it up [ laughs ]. Had you seen the production before coming into it. By the time I auditioned, I think I'd seen it three times. Three weeks before the rehearsal period, I took a view on it that, sod it, I was going to watch it because the play is so physical and has so much to do with what happens around [Hannay]—so I then watched it eight more times. This certainly seems to be “the little show that could” on both sides of the Atlantic: the New York production won two Tony Awards and is now on its fourth venue, this time off-Broadway. It’s the Englishness of it, I suppose, that people find charming and appealing, and you can say that works not just for England but all over the world. So often you go to the theater and things aren’t entertaining, whereas this is very simply done with only four people and the overall impression is of a show that just wants people to enjoy themselves and to laugh at themselves and at life. There’s a joy in it that I haven’t found in any other thing I’ve done. You’ve always communicated a certain kind of Englishness, I think, starting with your name [hyphenated or, as the British say, double-barreled]. [ Laughs ] Well, the Jones bit is Welsh and Bark, no one quite knows—nobody’s really English, are they. Maybe it’s the fact that I went to public school [Rugby, in Warwickshire] that I certainly play a lot of characters from that kind of background. In the last London play I did, The Contingency Plan at the Bush, I played a Tory minister for climate change—someone whose mindset and background weren’t all that different from Hannay. You attended drama school at Mountview, a place known for producing musical theater talent. When I was there it was half acting and half musical theater. I’ve never done a musical. I did once audition for Les Miserables and some bloke shouted out at me, “Come back in six months when you’ve learned to sing. ” [ Laughs ] I’m not really sure musicals are my game, though I would love to do a Sondheim.


  1. The role's current occupant is David Bark-Jones, who first came to attention during the 1990s in new plays like Martin Sherman'sSome Sunny Day and Patrick Marber's Dealer's Choice. Speaking by phone from the Oxfordshire countryside prior to doing the 
  2. Despite that, David Bark-Jones makes the Judge a creepily insidious predator and there is good work from Kemi-Bo Jacobs as a downright Mrs Elvsted and Damian Humbley as a distraught Eilert Løvborg. My main complaint about the Friel version is that it 


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Samuel Hanneman Memorial
Hahnemann Memorial at Scott Circle The Man ---Hanhnemann (1755-1843) was an advocate of homeopathic medicine, much to the chagrin of pharmacists during his lifetime---he argued that patients benefited from much smaller does of drugs than were customarily prescribed ---Christian Friederich Samuel Hahnemann, born in Germany in 1755, was the son of a porcelain painter, ---by age 20, had mastered six languages: German/French/English/Italian/Latin and Greek ---later became proficient in the following languages Arabic / Syriac / Chaldaic / Hebrew ---pursued his medical studies at Erlangen in 1779, became member of various scientific societies in Leipzig and other cities ---at young age made Surgeon in Chief of the hospital at Dresden ---later made Superintendent of the Insane Asylum at Goergenthal where he inaugurated the mild and humane methods of treating the insane which prevail to this day ---1812, admitted to the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Leipzig where he...
Psocoptera: Peripsocus milleri
Under bark - London plane Lincoln Found three colonies, the largest can be seen in the British Barkflies (Psocoptera) pool, with more images in my psocid set. Used the key, and David Jones superb images. I am 99% sure I have it corecttly ID'ed. Hope I have, what do you reckon Bob?

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