Not to be missed - a chance to see Austen's novel 'Emma' performed live on stage in this its bicentenary year. Only this week, at the Mill Theatre, Dundrum, Dublin.
Emma Woodhouse is Jane Austen's most maddening, endearing heroine. Clever and effervescent, young Emma is also a bit too accustomed to having her own way, although only her friend Mr. Knightley seems to notice. 200 years after its publication, Emma continues to delight, both as a coming-of-age tale and a lively satire of Austen's elegant and quirky characters. This sparkling adaptation features a spectacle of Regency dance, revelry, and romance that will welcome audiences into Austen's witty, captivating world. Directed by Brian Molloy.
JASI members have been offered a concession ticket price, so please get in touch if you are a member and would like to attend this production.
Monday, 11 May 2015
Tuesday, 14 April 2015
His adaptation of 'Emma' has just been published in paperback, so I know that many of you will be keen to hear him speak and attend the book-signing afterwards. Here is the blurb: 'It’s 15 years since The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency introduced the world to Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s leading (in fact, only) female PI.
Since then her creator, Alexander McCall Smith, has become one of the UK’s best-loved authors, selling over 20 million books, launching several successful new series (including Scotland Street), and becoming perhaps the second most famous resident of Edinburgh’s New Town (where JK Rowling also lives). In this special event, McCall Smith comes to Dublin to talk about the characters and themes that have won him millions of readers all over the world.' Tickets cost €12 but for JASI members are €10.
You will find the concession code on the most recent issue of The Austen Gazette. Enjoy!
Wednesday, 1 April 2015
The hamper also boasts the latest adaptations of Austen's classics, by the likes of Joanna Trollope and P.D. James ; as well as a Jane Austen mug, a delicious bottle of wine and box of chocolates. You certainly will feel pampered with this prize.
But especially exciting is that it will contain no less than two recent publications, signed by the author themselves: Jo Baker's 'Longbourn', and Lisa Pliscou's 'Young Jane Austen' . Now that is exciting!
The hamper will be raffled off at the 'Austen Meets Jo Baker' event at the Law Society, Dublin, on May 9th. See the link on the right for details. Tickets will go on sale on the day.
Good luck to all who enter!* The final choice of books / wine/ chocolate etc. contained in the final hamper may differ slightly from those in the image published here - but will be fabulous!
Wednesday, 11 March 2015
Sunday, 8 March 2015
Some of our members are meeting up in a lovely, secret, Georgian location, in the centre of Dublin on Monday, 9th March, to discuss Austen's novel 'Emma', which was published 200 years ago this year.
Please get in touch if you would like to attend and we will furnish instructions! It begins at 8pm, and will most likely go on until 10pm. Don't forget to bring your novel, if you like and it would be wonderful if everyone had, as Frank Churchill would say, 'one very interesting thing to say ' about the book.
It is just a casual thing; a chance for us to meet and to discuss one of Austen's most flawed-heroines. Like or loath her, Emma will certainly give us much food for debate, as will Mr Knightley, Frank Churchill and even old Mr Woodhouse.
See you there!* JASI annual membership is €10