Based on the novel "Pride & Prejudice" by Jane Austen
CAST of CHARACTERS
IT is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession
of a large fortune must be in want of a wife.
"My dear Mr. Bennet, you must visit our new neighbor
Mr. Bingley. He is certain to wed one or other of our girls.”
A Public Ball where Elizabeth finds Mr. Darcy very proud.
"YOU are dancing with the only handsome girl in the room,"
said Mr. Darcy, looking at the eldest Miss Bennet."
Mr. Collins comes to stay.
Mr. Collins, Mr. Bennet's cousin & heir,
showed himself pompous and full of self-consequence.
Mr. Collins Speaks to Mrs. Bennet about his intentions.
Mrs. Bennet warned Mr. Collins that Jane was soon to be engaged, but that Elizabeth was next to her sister in beauty and accomplishment.
“Yes indeed”, said Mr. Collins, “A very pleasing alternative.”
Meeting Mr. Wickam
Walking to Meryton the Bennet's meet Mr. Wickam.
Mr. Wickam became a regular visitor to the Bennet household
and finds a friend in Elizabeth.
Mr.Darcy & Mr.Wickam
Mr. Bingley invites the Bennets to a Ball at Netherfield.
Mr. Darcy looks angry and barely bows to Mr. Wickam.
Wickam is less than truthful about Mr. Darcy, and because Mr. Darcy
Mr. Bingley's Ball
The prospect of the Netherfield ball was extremely agreeable to every female of the Bennet family.
Elizabeth is disappointed that Mr. Wickam is not present.
Mr. Collins asks Elizabeth to dance.
"It is my intention to stay near you throughout the evening."
Mr. Darcy asks Elizabeth to dance and Charlotte assures
her that he will certainly be agreeable as a partner.
"Heaven forbid! THAT would be the greatest misfortune of all! To find a man agreeable whom one is determined to hate! Do not wish me such an evil."
Dancing with Mr. Darcy
Mr. Collins makes a proposal
"Lizzy, I INSIST upon your staying and hearing Mr. Collins."
On these words Mrs. Bennet left the room.
"An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents. Your mother will never see you again if you do NOT marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you DO."
Charlotte is civil to Mr. Collins.
Charlotte's civility in listening to Mr. Collins was a great relief to them all,
and especially to her friend, Elizabeth.
Jane receives a letter
“Mr. Bingley's whole party have left Netherfield and are on their way to town--and
without any intention of coming back again.”
together can doubt Bingley's affection."
Charlotte shares some news
"Mr. Collins has asked me to marry him and I have consented."
"Engaged to Mr. Collins! My dear Charlotte--impossible!"
Jane goes to town
The Bennet's aunt, Mrs. Gardiner, suggests a change of scene might be of service in lifting Jane's spirits and comes to Longbourn for the purpose of inviting her to London.
End of Part One
Notes on this photo play:
1. As you will notice, for the sake of keeping this simple I dispensed with 2 Bennet sisters.
2. The small round table that appears in several scenes is the actual table Jane Austen wrote her novels on.