This year marks 200 years since the publication of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Britain has been celebrating all things Austen…from a proposal that the author’s portrait will grace the new ten-pound note…to erecting a giant replica of Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy emerging from a river in Hyde Park.
But plenty of Austenites are active on this side of the pond. Ted Scheinman wrote about his experience at a recent UNC-sponsored Austen-centric weekend that reads pretty much like a dispatch from Jane Austen summer camp…and he got the privilege of playing Mr. Darcy.
Oh...and just in case you've never seen that famous Colin Firth scene, here you go. You are welcome in advance.