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What to expect for Pride and Prejudice’s 200th anniversary

A really important year is coming – 2013. It’s Pride and Prejudice’s 200th anniversary (no, I can barely believe it either!) and the celebrations are going to be kicking off globally. While I’m personally very excited for the number of new books and new editions set to be published (I have a number of reviews already pending for the new year), there’s something very special about attending an actual event. For those of us here in Australia, the pickings might be somewhat more limited than those living in the UK or the US, but we can certainly have our fair share of entertainment.

I’ve done some searching early, and have put together a quick calendar for you of events worth considering around the country. If you hear of any others, by all means let me know, but this is what I’ve discovered so far. Also, I’ve marked on those I’m definitely going to or considering attending – if you’re coming, let me know.

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Q&A with Marilla Wex

Marilla Wex, an actor, stand-up comedian and website builder, recently performed in the Grand Theatre’s (London, Ontario) production of Pride and Prejudice as Charlotte Lucas.  The 40-year-old, born in Stratford-On-Avon, UK, said that: “Being an actor was all I ever wanted to be from the age of four when I played Mary in the Nativity play in junior kindergarten and apparently bossed all of the shepherds around.  I was in every school play I could wheedle my way into from then on.”  

 

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