Join The Community Library for a two-part book group on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Come discuss this classic romantic novel, its characters and themes of morality, familial dedication, class, and self knowledge. We will particularly focus on the often overlooked character of Mary Bennett, the middle of the five sisters whose serious disposition and moral lectures fail to subdue her unruly sisters and mother.
Wednesday, December 11 | 4:00 – 5:30 pm
During our first meeting we’ll enjoy tea and cookies and discuss the novel’s themes and character of Mary Bennett.
Thursday, December 19 | 4:00-5:30 pm
For the second meeting, participants are encouraged to have seen the Company of Fools’ production of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon. The play, opening December 11, focuses on the ever-dependable Mary, who is growing tired of her role as dutiful middle sister in the face of her siblings’ romantic escapades. When the family visits for Christmas, an unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence, an intellectual match — and possibly even love? This charmingly imagined sequel to Jane Austen’s masterwork promises to delight Austen aficionados and new-comers alike. Company of Fools Producing Artistic Director, Scott Palmer, will join us for this conversation.
The discussion group will be led by Martha Williams, Programs and Education Manager at The Community Library.