Bielefeld University’s English Drama Group presents: Pride and Prejudice
Literary classic on a modern stage
For the English Drama Group’s 40th anniversary, the group proudly presents a stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice, written and produced by Angie Starczyk and Sabine Wolf. Performances will take place every night from Monday, July 25, to Saturday, July 30, 2016, at 9.30 p.m., in Hörsaal 7 and 12. The performances will be in English. Admission is free.
“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” Mrs Bennet has subjected herself fully to this maxim. When she finds out that the rich Mr. Bingley is moving into a neighbouring estate, she can hardly conceal her delight. Such a young, handsome, rich man would be the ideal husband for one of her daughters. She hopes to find more “good matches” on Bingley’s housewarming party, but not all of her daughters are very enthusiastic about their mother’s intentions. Will she succeed to fulfil her dream of finding five handsome, rich sons-in-law?
In order to revive the classic, the story is set in today’s times. Gender roles and relationships are put into perspective and displayed satirically. Although Jane Austen’s work keeps its actual shape, this adaptation invites the audience to see it from a different angle.
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