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Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice with film, tea, dancing

September 24, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Beloit College will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of the beloved British classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, with a series of events this Friday and Saturday (Sept. 27-28). All are free and open to the public.

  • First, two marathon screenings of the 1995 BBC TV series of Pride and Prejudice will take place, beginning on Friday at 7 p.m. with the first four episodes, followed by the final two episodes on Saturday at 1 p.m. Tea will be served during the intermissions on both days.
  • At 3:30 p.m. after Saturday’s screening, topics including the film, the novel, Regency-era culture, and the enduring popularity of Jane Austen will be discussed during a faculty Q & A roundtable.

According to Associate Professor of English Tamara Ketabgian, in addition to enjoying Regency-era music, dance, food, and visual culture, you will have the opportunity to learn more about Jane Austen and her period from an interdisciplinary faculty panel, including Professors Daniel Barolsky (Music), Nataša Bašić (Modern Languages and Literatures), Jennifer Esperanza (Anthropology), Tamara Ketabgian (English), and Tes Slominski (Music).

Feel like dressing up in period costume? Highly recommended, but not at all required.

Both screenings and the roundtable will be held in Wilson Theatre, Mayer Hall.

Wrapping up the Pride and Prejudice celebration will be an English country dance Saturday from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. in the Hendricks Center for the Arts co-sponsored by the Beloit Contra Dance Club.

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice with film, tea, dancing