TV channel Drama update Jane Austen for the Tinder generation
By Staff on Thursday, February 8, 2018
Three of the nation’s favourite love stories have been given a dramatic ‘digital makeover’ to show the devastating effect that digital devices could be having on modern romance – according to The Sun.
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen), Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë) and Tess of the d’Urbervilles (Thomas Hardy) have all been meticulously reworked to incorporate modern digital memes such as internet dating, social media addiction and Wi-Fi issues.
The revised novels provide a stark warning for modern love as supporting research reveals that overuse of digital devices is one of the biggest passion killers for Brits.
Academic Professor John Sutherland worked closely with a team of writers from TV channel Drama to reimagine key passages from each of the books.
The project was commissioned to celebrate the channel’s ‘Romantic Sundays’ season including classic love stories such as Pride and Prejudice, Emma and North & South (Sundays from 11th February)
The updated books feature new and rewritten passages to show how these famous romances could have played out in a world of Tinder swipes, WhatsApp distraction and social media addiction and suggest that a ‘Digital Darcy’ and ‘Hashtagging Heathcliff’ may have been a turn off.