Pride and Prejudice: A Romantic Comedy by Jon JoryI love Pride and Prejudice, and Mr. Jorys script stays fairly true to the original text, but he uses a lot of theatrical elements which dont work very well.
Whats nice about this version: It is much less wordy than other stage versions of Jane Austen.
Whats bad about this version: Jon Jory has no skills as a writer, particularly not as a playwright. The best parts of this play were the bits taken directly from the original text.
Also, there are parts of this play that simply dont work. For example, Mr. Gardiner and Mr. Bennet discuss what they are to do at the beginning of a scene, then Mr. Gardiner leaves, and a few lines later he sends a letter to Mr. Bennet from London-where he has apparently been since Tuesday....Must I say more? Come on, Jon. Just dont do it.
If performed by a good cast with an EXCELLENT director, you have nothing to worry about. It is easy, though, for this to be done badly.
Pride & Prejudice - CC Drama Club
Pride and Prejudice
Back to IMSDb. The web's largest movie script resource! Search IMSDb. I A vast mansion is coming to life. Maids pull dustsheets off furniture; servants open shutters.
P theme. It rises then fades as the curtain opens, Elizabeth Bennet c. Elizabeth: It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. Music begins, lights up full on main cast in a lively dance. The dance showcases the Bennet girls, with various partners, Mrs. Bennet gossiping and pointing to her girls from the side, Mr.
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They are both from families of limited means, and both have daughters of marriageable age, so the seeking of husbands for their offspring is foremost in their talk. There is a delightful cut and thrust and a marked competitiveness in their discussions, with triumphant looks and scowls on display, when the one-upmanship leads to a momentary ascendancy. Elizabeth and Mr Darcy beautifully define the changing nature of their relationship, with Elizabeth gradually discarding the prejudice against Mr Darcy that the comments of Mr Wickham and others have promoted, as Mr Darcy puts aside his pride and reveals the truth behind some of the things said about him. Pamela Whalan in adapting the novel subtly shows the beginning of the change in a scene where the two meet while Elizabeth is visiting her recently married friend, Charlotte Lucas. Elizabeth and Mr Darcy stand on opposite sides of the room, but as he talks about the things he has done to protect other people the audience can sense their spirits moving closer together.
All of the wit and romance of Jane Austen's classic novel come to life in this refreshingly fast-paced and engaging new adaptation. Finding a husband is hardly Elizabeth Bennet's most urgent priority. But with four sisters, an overzealous match-making mother, and a string of unsuitable suitors, it's difficult to escape the subject. When the independent-minded Elizabeth meets the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy, she is determined not to let her feelings triumph over her own good sense -- but the truth turns out to be slipperier than it seems. In a society where subtle snubs and deceit proliferate, is it possible for Elizabeth and Darcy to look beyond his pride and her prejudice, and to make the best match of all? A one-act version of this play, Darcy and Elizabeth, is also available.