Fun article in Buzzfeed by Jenna Guillaume ranking nine actors playing "classic" Darcy and modern-day Darcy. Do you agree with her decisions? The top two choices are no-brainers. Guillaume has many entertaining pieces at Buzzfeed that Janeites and others will enjoy.
An article by Vincent Dowd at BBC News reports on the latest film version of Jane Austen's Emma. The screenplay is written by Man Booker Prize winner Eleanor Catton (The Luminaries) and directed by Autumn de Wilde. It looks terrific. You can see the trailer here on YouTube.
Great May 25 article at bbc.com by Miriam Quick. She describes two recent projects that used data mining to show that that every book in the world uses one of six basic plots. And then she diagrams them, including Pride and Prejudice, which I've screen-grabbed for you above. Check it out here.
New show from August 6-November 6 at the amazing Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. It's called "Will & Jane: Shakespeare, Austen and the Cult of Celebrity." It features the very shirt Colin Firth emerged from the water with in the 1995 Pride And Prejudice movie. A lock of Jane's hair. And a bundle of sticks from Shakespeare's birthplace, how about that. If you are a part of either author's Cult of Celebrity, you will certainly want to identify yourself by buying and prominently displaying a Shakespeare or Jane sticker.