Thursday, February 11, 2016

Emma

Springhouse Theatre Company is putting on a performance of Jane Austin's Emma. A romantic comedy. It starts tomorrow, the 12th and runs until the 28th.



Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The novel was first published in December 1815. As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of genteel women living in Georgian-Regency England; she also creates a lively comedy of manners among her characters. 
Before she began the novel, Austen wrote, "I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like."In the first sentence she introduces the title character as "Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich." Emma is spoiled, headstrong, and self-satisfied; she greatly overestimates her own matchmaking abilities; she is blind to the dangers of meddling in other people's lives; and her imagination and perceptions often lead her astray. (From wikipedia)

Tickets are still available, and is a nice way to enjoy the arts and be part of supporting the growing artistic community in Smyrna.

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