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Includes the period films PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, SENSE AND SENSIBILITY and SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE follows the five Bennet sisters as they deal with suitors and love, as their mother desperately schemes to marry them off advantageously. Sweet-tempered Jane develops feelings for the equally amiable and extremely wealthy Mr. Bingley, but forces conspire to keep them apart, while Lizzie finds herself first appalled by, but gradually drawn to, Bingley's aloof, intelligent, and socially awkward friend, Mr. Darcy. SENSE AND SENSIBILITY follows the loves and heartaches of sisters Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, as they search for true love and happiness in a society obsessed with both financial and social status. The two have extremely divergent approaches to life: Elinor represents 'sense' and believes in behaving with propriety and thoughtfulness, while Marianne represents 'sensibility' and basks in her own emotions. Both women, however, experience confusion when their lovers, seemingly on the verge of proposing marriage, spurn them. SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE unravels during the reign of Elizabeth I and tells the story of William Shakespeare. It asks the question: Who was Shakespeare's muse? The answer: Viola de Lesseps, a young noblewoman who dreams of acting on a man's stage. The young playwright who at the start of the film is experiencing writer's block bursts forth with a lyrical text inspired by the lovely and passionate Viola. Ultimately this film is about the making of a great play, but most importantly it is about the power of words. Cleverly crafted, the scenario beautifully illustrates both the early aspirations of the playwright, and a glimpse into the culture of Elizabethan theatre.