College of Liberal Arts

Dramatic Reading from Pride and Prejudice

Timeless Humor for All Ages
Business, Culture and Education
Age group: All Ages, Elementary School

Jane Austen had a wicked wit. Come and smirk along with this dramatic reading of the opening chapter of Jane Austen's 1813 novel Pride and Prejudice. Two current UT freshmen star as Mrs. Bennet and Mr. Bennet (Raishma Kazi and Tucker Rinne) while English Professor Janine Barchas supplements as narrator and introducer. The goal of this short session is to make Jane Austen accessible and fun for everyone, but especially those in grades 6 to 12. The dramatic reading uses the original text. This is the stuff of great literature, served straight up – albeit with funny hats.