Pride & Prejudice: Having a Ball

May 11, 2013 at 7:42 pm (entertainment, fashion, history, jane austen, news, research) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Act now to watch Amanda Vickery’s program Pride and Prejudice: Having a Ball.

Austen! Food! Dance! Music! Wonderfully informative.

You’ll even learn about White Soup.

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  1. Isabella Gladd said,

    I watched the documentary in its entirety and loved it. So much information that I need to watch it again and add to the notes I took. Thank you for sharing.

    • Janeite Kelly said,

      Hi Isabella —

      I hope it stays online long enough for more views; I’d like to see it again, too – this type of private dance would have been Emma and Mary’s “fun”. I never forget her mentioning scottish reels danced in the central hall of Castle Ashby (her uncle’s estate), during the wedding celebrations for her cousin Spencer: and there they were, in the Chawton Library Hall, dancing reels!

      I loved when Alistair joined in the dance; and the academic said she enjoyed watching the men’s legwork…


  2. Sarah Beeny’s “Great British Christmas” | Two Teens in the Time of Austen said,

    […] there before” with the turned-up noses and snide comments. Amanda Vickery’s Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice  ”Netherfield” Ball special also had a culinary historian chief; that was, as I recall, quite informative. Pity that […]

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