14 April 2012 1104 Views

Must Watch: “Pride and Prejudice” As a Modern Day Vlog Series

by Dan Koelsch

Many believe the classic novel Pride and Prejudice to be one of the best stories ever told. So, it’s not surprising that we’ve seen countless retellings on both the big and small screen, as well as more unorthodox takes like Seth Grahame-Smith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Hank Green of the Vlogbrothers is such a fan that he has created a modern-day version of the tale as a web series structured (appropriately) as vlogs. Get the details after the break.

In this version of Jane Austen’s tale, main character Elizabeth Bennet goes by Lizzie, and she vlogs on her YouTube channel. The story of P&P (now titled The Lizzie Bennet Diaries) will play out in a series of videos where Lizzie vlogs about her life, and many of the characters from the novel will be present.

While the web series started on April 9th, Hank Green announced it in his vlog on Thursday. There are two videos so far, and both have over 50,000 views, so it looks like this experiment (as Green describes it) could be a success. I love the idea, as it gets a younger audience interested in the classic story, and thus might inspire them to read. Also, the video themselves are actually entertaining to watch.

If you want to stalk Lizzie, you can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Google+. Watch the first webisode of the series below, and let us know in the comments what other classic novels you’d like to see a vlog series.



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