PRIDE AND PREJUDICE 0 (1940)
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE 1 (1979)
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE 2 (1995)
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE 3 (2005)
Why can Anne DeBourgh inherit Rosings, but the Bennet girls have to give up Longbourn to Mr. Collins? For answers to many of these questions, see the entailment section on the Jane Austen Info page.WHY DOES JANE AUSTEN USE "_____SHIRE"?
Caroline has answered this question many times and always does it well. Here 's one of her posts.AREN'T DARCY AND ANNE DEBOURGH FIRST COUSINS? HOW COULD THEY GET MARRIED?
Henry Churchyard writes that, "the brief answer is that marrrying one's first cousin has been legal in England since the 16th-century (when England basically adopted the list of prohibited marriages in the book of Leviticus in the Old Testament, following the break with the Catholic church). Here is a Table of Kindred and Affinity from The Book of Common Prayer, 1769, printed by John Baskerville for the Cambridge University Press.
WHAT, EXACTLY, IS WHITE SOUP?
The Penquin edition of Pride and Prejudice says that white soup is ""made from meat stock, egg yolks, ground almonds and cream, and served with negus (hot sweetened wine and water) as a warming and intoxicating beverage at balls." For more detail (and some recipes) see Life and Times FAQ entry.HAVE ANY SEQUELS TO PRIDE AND PREJUDICE BEEN PUBLISHED?
There have been quite a few, though with varying success. You will find information and reviews at Linda's Sequels Page. There is quite an archive of Pride and Prejudice fan fiction stories written by Pemberley citizens which may be found at Bits of Ivory.PRIDE AND PREJUDICE 0 (1940)
Internet Movie Database listingPRIDE AND PREJUDICE 1 (1979)
Internet Movie Database listingPRIDE AND PREJUDICE 2 (1995)
Internet Movie Database listing
BBC's P&P2 Behind the Scenes page
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE 3 (2005)
WHY DOES JANE BENNET NOD HER HEAD IN SLOW MOTION AS THE DANCE SEQUENCE BEGINS?
According to The Making of Pride and Prejudice book, a good deal of footage was spoiled due to a hair on the camera lens. As a result, the remaining usuable footage shot for the scene had to be pieced together and made to match the music. Noticing this flaw is one of the first signs of the dreaded P&P2 addiction -- especially if you can see the head bob in your mind's eye without referring to your tape.
WHAT IS "THE LOOK?"
Get ready. Here.
WHAT IS THE TUNE LIZZY AND DARCY DANCE TO AT NETHERFIELD? (And what about the other period music in P&P2?)
It's Mr. Beveridge's Maggot, 17th century, no known composer but published by John Playford in a book of popular English country dance arrangements. Our Music from the movies page provides some sheet music, midi files and links on this and other music. (And yes, we've noticed that Mr B's Maggot also is danced in Emma2.)
The song Lizzy sings at Pemberley is Cherubino's aria "Voi che sapete" from Act I of the Marriage of Figaro, with English lyrics which are not a translation from the opera. Here is a link to an old post with the words as sung in P&P2: Celia's transcription of Lizzy's song.
Here's more music information from a post on AUSTEN-L and here's a link from Contra Dance in Hawaii with midis and dance instruction.
Also see our Music from the Movies page for more information on sheet music and CDs.
OTHER P&P2 ACTORS:
WHAT IS ROCKY HORROR P&P2 AND WHERE CAN I FIND A COPY?
For our very first Pemberley Annual Meeting, Cheryl wrote an audience participation script for P&P2. Taking part was the high point of our meeting. You can see a copy of the script here.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE MUSICAL
Cheryl, Pemberley's National Music Master, wrote and produced Pride and Prejudice: The Musical, which was performed to great acclaim at the 2003 Annual Meeting.
Linnea A., a most accomplished young lady, wrote this Pride and Prejudice Musical for a Nordic Austen meeting
P&P2 DESKTOP THEMES AND SCREEN SAVERS
Pride & Prejudice (1940): VHS (NTSC)
Pride and Prejudice (1985): VHS (NTSC)
Pride & Prejudice (1996): VHS, 6-tape (NTSC) | VHS, 2-tape (NTSC) | VHS, 2-tape (PAL) | DVD (Region 1) | DVD (Region2) Includes Making of Pride and Prejudice documentary