Midweek Multimedia: Singing About Jane


Several Janeites posted this on Facebook, and it’s too cute to not share.

Monday Multimedia: Exhibiting Edition


We have a treat for our Gentle Readers today: videos of music from Jane Austen’s time, played by Friend of AustenBlog Mike Parker on harp and Peter Foster on pianoforte. These videos were recorded at Jane Austen’s House Museum on September 11 during a concert there.

“I do not know a more luxurious state, sir, than sitting at one’s ease to be entertained a whole evening by two such young men.”

Thanks to Friend of AustenBlog (and Alert Janeite) Kathleen for sending these along!

Monday Multimedia: Bring It On, We’ve Got A Cluebat Edition


Thanks to the MANY, MANY Alert Janeites who sent us the link to this very amusing YouTube video of Jane Austen’s Fight Club:

Now, THIS is how you do a mash-up. Take the funny idea and KEEP IT SHORT. AND THEN STOP.

“How’s that going for you? Being clever?”



Thanks to all the Alert Janeites who made this the true definition of a viral video *takes deep breath*: Danielle, Amelia, Tasha, Mackenzie, Maria L., Fine-eyed Elizabeth, Lisa, and John!

Midweek Multimedia: I Am So Tweeting This Edition


Yes, it’s late. Stop judging us. We were very busy earlier in the week!

The third episode of Sex and the Austen Girl is available at Babelgum. The ladies discuss modern technology in this episode. We have to say we are really enjoying the performances of Arabella Field and Fay Masterson in these webisodes. The ladies seem to be having a great time with the material and really get it. Also we like the background showing Prior Park and the folly bridge, because we were there! 🙂 (When we are Editrix, er, High Priestess of the Universe, Prior Park will be appropriated as the Home for Wayward Fangirls.)

Also, we heard that the program(me) Jane Austen’s iPod will be repeated on Radio 4 at 1.30pm on Sunday 6th June (we blogged about it previously). Also, David Owen Norris, the presenter, and Amanda Pitt will be performing an hour from Jane Austen’s music collection in the Turner Sims Concert Hall at the University of Southampton at 8pm on Wednesday 30th June. Tickets are £10.

And last but not least for this week’s multimedia, we have the return of Mr. Darcy, this time having a discussion with Lady Catherine. He seems rather agitated.

Monday Multimedia: Even Lizzy Bennet Can’t Say No To A Cute Puppy Edition


The first two episodes of “Sex and the Austen Girl” are now available. The web-exclusive series, examining the differences and similarities of young women making their way in modern and Regency society, is based on the two Jane Austen Addict novels written by Laurie Viera Rigler.

And we promised cute puppies, right? Right. Mr. Darcy is not amused.

This is an AustenBlog DIY post, so please post any Austen-related multimedia you’ve found in comments.

Monday Multimedia: Spinsters Edition


Also delayed by technical difficulties, with apologies!

Laurie Viera Rigler has a new web comedy series, “Sex and the Austen Girl,” based on her novels Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict and Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict, beginning May 17 on the broadband network Babelgum.com. Laurie writes, “In it, my two protagonists face off over the pros and cons of life and love and being a woman in Regency England vs. 21st century L.A.” A preview is available on Babelgum.

Please post any interesting multimedia links you’ve come across this week in the comments!

Monday Multimedia: Anniversaries Edition


Welcome to Monday Multimedia! What’s that, you ask? This wasn’t in the roadmap that the Editrix announced last week, we hear you muttering to yourselves. However, since we know that Monday Ebooks is a personal indulgence, we wanted to add something else for a regular Monday feature; and also it occurred to us that there are so many interesting audio and video things going on these days that we could probably have a weekly post without too much difficulty. So: Monday Multimedia! This will be the first post of our new DIY approach (that means Do It Yourself for those who do not know), so do please add your own links to videos and audio of note in comments!

We have one audio to share ourself: the BBC Woman’s Hour has an interview with Rebecca Vaughan, the star of “Austen’s Women,” at Leicester Square Theatre through May 9 (with a funny bit from the play), and Charlotte Barnaville, marketing director of Winchester Cathedral, which has a Jane Austen exhibit through September, and Elizabeth Proudman, Vice Chair of the Jane Austen Society. The Austen stuff doesn’t come in until about halfway through, however.