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Center Stage's 'Pride and Prejudice' and a hint of hip-hop

Center Stage's 'Pride and Prejudice' and a hint of hip-hop

"It is a truth universally acknowledged," Jane Austen wrote at the start of "Pride and Prejudice," "that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."

The corollary is that someone, somewhere will adapt this perennially popular novel for stage or screen.

A 1940 film version featured Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier as a memorable pair in black and white, portraying the romantic protagonists — hasty-first impression-prone Elizabeth (Lizzy) Bennet and proud, condescending Mr. Darcy. Twenty years ago, a colorful BBC television miniseries with Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth won fervent fans.

"Pride and...

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