SENSE AND SENSIBILITY

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Reviews: 4

Audience

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Reviews: 0

The Dashwood sisters—practical Elinor and impulsive Marianne—are of good social standing and marriageable age. When Father dies and their half-brother skimps on their inheritance, they are forced to leave their grand estate for a tiny, cold cottage. Just as life seems its bleakest, a handsome stranger arrives on horseback and the sisters are convinced their futures are secured. Follow Elinor and Marianne as they chase their dreams from Devonshire to London and back in this charming romantic classic.

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"In tone, pacing, and casting, SCR's fresh if still lengthy adaptation of the 1811 novel is lovingly fluffy and buoyant, yet achingly relatable and grounded—just the sort of expectation one gets from a reverent adaptation of a work from one of literature's most revered female voices... The color-blind casting will make you sit up and applaud, and Austen's wit (via Swale's keystrokes) will keep you smiling and chuckling and wishing we could all have a happy romantic ending, too."

sweet - Michael L. Quintos - On Stage Blog - ...read full review


Steven Stanley
"Having already seen one Oscar-winning big-screen adaptation, an equally captivating BBC mini-series, and Paul Gordon's Broadway-ready musical version at the Old Globe a couple years back, no one could have been more primed for more Jane Austen enchantment than this reviewer. South Coast Repertory's Sense And Sensibility is a beguiling, bewitching, multi-hued charmer from start to finish."

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review


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"Ms. Stangl's direction, as fluid and florid as it is, still keeps the attention of this costume drama more on the costume than the drama."

sweet-sour - Ben Miles - ShowMag.com - ...read full review


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"The South Coast Rep production of Sense and Sensibility is sumptuously mounted, with an expert cast at the top of their game. They embody the manner and morals of regency England with smooth confidence. The choice of director Casey Stangl to have the cast speak for the most part in refined British tones that are authentic and individual is well realized under the dialect coaching of Ms."

sweet - Paul Myrvold - ...read full review


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"In tone, pacing, and casting, SCR's fresh if still lengthy adaptation of the 1811 novel is lovingly fluffy and buoyant, yet achingly relatable and grounded—just the sort of expectation one gets from a reverent adaptation of a work from one of literature's most revered female voices... The color-blind casting will make you sit up and applaud, and Austen's wit (via Swale's keystrokes) will keep you smiling and chuckling and wishing we could all have a happy romantic ending, too."

sweet - Michael L. Quintos - On Stage Blog - ...read full review


Steven Stanley
"Having already seen one Oscar-winning big-screen adaptation, an equally captivating BBC mini-series, and Paul Gordon's Broadway-ready musical version at the Old Globe a couple years back, no one could have been more primed for more Jane Austen enchantment than this reviewer. South Coast Repertory's Sense And Sensibility is a beguiling, bewitching, multi-hued charmer from start to finish."

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review


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"Ms. Stangl's direction, as fluid and florid as it is, still keeps the attention of this costume drama more on the costume than the drama."

sweet-sour - Ben Miles - ShowMag.com - ...read full review


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"The South Coast Rep production of Sense and Sensibility is sumptuously mounted, with an expert cast at the top of their game. They embody the manner and morals of regency England with smooth confidence. The choice of director Casey Stangl to have the cast speak for the most part in refined British tones that are authentic and individual is well realized under the dialect coaching of Ms."

sweet - Paul Myrvold - ...read full review