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Celebrate an Evening of Austen and Shakespeare
Monday, June 9, 2014 - 6:30pm
In partnership with the Utah Shakespeare Festival, KUED will hold an evening of literature, theatre, and British drama for Austen and Shakespeare enthusiasts June 9 at 6:30 p.m. at The City Library in downtown Salt Lake City.
Utah Shakespeare Festival has created a new play based on Austen’s novel, Sense and Sensibility, which will make its world premiere this summer at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. During this special event, Utah Shakespeare Festival company members will give an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Sense and Sensibility. Aspen Anderson, the regional coordinator for the Utah region of the Jane Austen Society of North America, will moderate the panel discussion with the creative team. Anderson teaches history at Utah Valley University.
KUED will preview upcoming PBS dramas that will premiere this fall, including a new season of Shakespeare Uncovered.
The King’s English Bookshop is sponsoring a book signing with local Utah author Jennifer Adams, who has authored more than two dozen books, including the board boards in the bestselling BabyLit series that introduces children to the world of classic literature.
Adams first full-sized children’s picture book, Edgar Gets Ready for Bed, has just been released. Her titles also include books for adults such as Y is for Yorick, a slightly irreverent look at Shakespeare, and Remarkably Jane, notable quotations on Jane Austen.
The evening will also include raffles and giveaways for sponsored prizes and Utah Shakespeare Festival tickets. Tickets for the raffle will be distributed to the first 300 people to arrive. For information about this event, call (801) 585-3523 or visit the KUED Channel 7 Facebook page at www.facebook.com/kuedchannel7.
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About the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2014 Sense and Sensibility
J.R. Sullivan and Joseph Hanreddy, the same writers who adapted the Festival’s 2010 Pride and Prejudice, have now adapted Sense and Sensibility for the stage. Sense and Sensibility is the story of the Dashwood sisters who are both looking for true love. Elinor uses her rational head, while Marianne continually follows her heart, thus representing the "sense" and "sensibility" of the title. This adaptation faithfully follows the plot and themes of Jane Austen’s beloved novel. Sense and Sensibility runs June 24 through August 29 in the Randall L. Jones Theatre.