Oh my gosh you guys, after four months riddled with various high pressure deadlines, I have a break. An actual break. And nothing says taking a break from high pressure deadlines quite like silly YouTube Videos about Jane Austen and her books (well, at least for me). So, for your viewing pleasure, and my easy access, here are some of my favorites:
1.) The Peloton—The Jane Austen One
Ah, polite Nineteenth-Century conversation: where everyone beautifully says nothing.
2.) Jane Austen’s Fight Club
Because sometimes, you just have to knock a teacup out of some heiress’s hand.
3.) The Mitchell and Webb Look—Posh Dancing
Thank you, Mr. Darcy, for yelling at Miss Bingley what I’ve been longing to yell at her every time I read Pride and Prejudice. You are also very good at freestyle disco.
4.) The Jane Austen Drinking Game (Live)—Mostly Water Theatre
“LOSS OF COUNTENANCE. THAT’S TWO DRINKS!!!!”
5.) Pride and Prejudice: The Art of Argument According to Jane Austen | Ignite Phoenix #15
Oooo!!!! Rhetoric skillz. Mr. Darcy has those. (n.b. This video is more informative than silly—but, is informative in a very charming way.)
6.) Jane Austen Old Spice Parody
A video that proves once and for all Henry Tilney’s superiority to all other Austen heroes. Sadly, Mr. Darcy and Captain Wentworth are not him.