One of the blogs I recently started following posted a link to the following video, and I have to say, it was a very enjoyable way to spend my Friday night. It’s an hour and a half video about a recreation of the famous Netherfield ball in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Some of the history and customs are ones with which I was already familiar from various literature classes, but other points were new. Furthermore, I rather enjoyed seeing the details of the Regency Period come to life. Enjoy!
I’m standing on a worn wooden floor, marked with dents and silvery grey streaks. Two walls of this large room are lined with floor to ceiling mirrors, and the outside wall is covered in large picture windows. It’s an unusually warm spring day, and I can feel sweat on the small of my back from the warm-up. I snap my heels together à la Dorothy Gale, and the steel taps on the bottoms of my shoes click pleasantly. The sound blends in to the other clicks around the room as the rest of the class fidgets between songs. Continue reading →