Douglas Martin, the innovative artistic director of American Repertory Ballet, will discuss his newest full-length ballet, Pride and Prejudice, with professor and renowned Jane Austen scholar Claudia Johnson.
Martin was a principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet and later with ARB before becoming its director. Pride and Prejudice marks the seventh world premiere he has choreographed for the company.
Johnson is the Murray Professor of English Literature at Princeton University. Her numerous books include Jane Austen: Women, Politics and the Novel, The Blackwell Companion to Jane Austen, ed. With Clara Tuite and Jane Austen’s Cults and Cultures. She has also prepared critical editions of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey and (with Susan Wolfson) Pride and Prejudice. She joined the faculty at Princeton in 1994 and was Chair of the English Department from 2004-2012.