A Tantalizing Austen Fragment

 

From BBC South Today, a recent four-minute report about a fragment of Jane Austen’s handwriting that will go on display in Chawton later this year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uKJCBm_L6I

The subject of the fragment is prayers and praying, and perhaps by extension, preaching, a subject Austen approached also in chapter 34 of Mansfield Park, during a conversation between Edmund Bertram and Henry Crawford.

And while not recent, but in line with JASNA’s celebration of the bicentenary of Mansfield Park, a note about an adaptation for the stage, from two years ago. We probably missed an entertaining evening:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/theatre-reviews/9562796/Mansfield-Park-Theatre-Royal-Bury-St-Edmunds-review.html