Well Played – the student edition

Well Played

Calling all teachers and students! We’re doing this experiment with student editions of our work, which includes guide questions for students, discussion of themes and rationale for teachers. Here’s for Well Played:

Well Played is a localized and modernized version of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice. Considered one of the masterpieces of English literature, Pride & Prejudice is a comedy of manners, an early feminist novel and a keenly observed slice of life from the Regency period in England. It is also an enjoyable, romantic read. By retelling this story with Filipino characters and in a Filipino university setting, Well Played brings the classic novel into an accessible, contemporary space for younger readers. Well Played reinforces the universality of Austen’s characters and themes: the vagaries of courtship, social events as refined mating rituals, the reliability of first impressions and the delicacy of developing love – themes that concerned Jane Austen in the 1700s and are still relevant to readers today. It demonstrates that great stories are, at heart, universal, understandable, approachable and above all, timeless.

It’s US$0.99 / Php 45 on Gumroad. BUT! If you’re a teacher interested in doing this for your class, or a student who’d like to do a report, just tweet, message or email me and I’ll give you the coupon to download this work for free. 

Who else is doing this? Mina V. Esguerra’s YA Philippine Mythology-based Interim Goddess of Love and Carla de Guzman‘s retelling of Much Ado About Nothing.

About Author: Katrina Ramos Atienza

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