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Today's Quick Start podcast features an actor's crash course in Jane Austen

Wednesday | Nov. 22, 2017

On today's edition of the Quick Start podcast, Miles G. Jackson bravely admits that he had zero Jane Austen expertise going into The Rep's production of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley. In fact, he didn't even realize the play was based on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice until after he'd auditioned for his part.

Thankfully, show director Jenn Thompson was there to give him a crash course on one of English literature's best-loved authors. Miles talks about what he learned from Jenn, how he had to adjust his performance style for the piece and his character, Arthur de Bourgh. Listen below: