'Bridgerton,' 'Sanditon' and Other Links to Click

Hello, hello! It's a rainy day here in North Carolina, but our thoughts are sunny thinking about the 2022 Jane Austen Summer Program. (Ahem, you can still register here.) Meanwhile, here are the Austen and Shakespeare links we're clicking on today.


LitHub is discussing Jane Austen’s use of food as character.



Gif of Anthony Bridgerton in a wet shirt in a pond.
Does this remind you of a certain Austen miniseries?

Season 2 of "Bridgerton" is out on Netflix, and there are Austen (and Austen adaptation?) references afoot. (And Shakespeare references too!) Warning: There's a potential for spoilers if you haven't watched yet.


Speaking of "Bridgerton," the Mary Sue explores Eloise Bridgerton and "the Mary Bennet problem."


But "Bridgerton" isn't the only period drama on the airwaves. Forbes says "Sanditon" season 2 is "is a potpourri of Jane Austen's stories—with a slight zest of Charlotte Bronte's—with a little less social commentary."


Movieweb has ranked the best Austen movies and miniseries. Do you agree with its evaluation?


Here's one writer on why you need to read Jane Austen before marriage.


Let's learn some "10 Things I Hate About You" trivia.


The Times of India lists 9 everyday phrases that came from Shakespeare.




Warwick Castle, England (Photo by Tom Podmore)

Take a vacation vicariously through this travel story about a car-free break in Shakespeare country.


Also in England, Yorkshire accents in a York Shakespeare production sparked a theatregoer's anger.


ICYMI: On the blog, we've got music references from "Mansfield Park," "All's Well That Ends Well" and "King Lear."