Producers say: "Would Elizabeth Bennet have been on the Women's March? Was Fanny Price sex-positive? How did Colonel Brandon fight the patriarchy? Was Mr Darcy woke?
"Jane Austen is renowned for writing 6 novels that had a lasting impact on British literature. But if she was alive today, would she be waiting in line for Pussy Riot tickets, or running for political office in a paisley trouser suit? The women in her books showed a wide arena of womanhood: from the witty, intelligent and rational to hilariously dull, foolishly romantic and possibly insane. She wrote so many experiences of womanhood. But that was so long ago, and in such a different world. How do her books stand up to the feminist standards of today? Can we learn anything from them? And what would her blog have been called?"
"In a mix of live stand-up and adapted excerpts from the books, Parris presents an irreverent look at Austen the modern feminist."
Parris is well versed on the work of the author, partly through being a member of the Jane Austin-inspired improv group Austentatious.
It is expected to be broadcast on Radio 4 later in the year.
Parris, who is currently touring a live show called All Change Please, is also set to appear in the next series of The Mash Report. The topical BBC Two show returns for a new run at the start of April.
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