Echoes of Jane Austen in “Mamma Mia!” (2008)

I recently saw Mamma Mia! in the theater, and enjoyed it very much. Afterward, I had the nagging sensation that it reminded me of something from Jane Austen. I began to make a list, and this is what I ended up with:

Mamma Mia!/Jane Austen table

Did I miss any? As always, if you’re in the mood for more Austen goodness, visit the erudite and entertaining Austenblog.

Thanks to Weirleader, whose html might have worked but I couldn’t make it do so, and my tech support G. Grod, who turned this into a readable table. Let me know if it’s not readable enough.

5 Responses to “Echoes of Jane Austen in “Mamma Mia!” (2008)”

  1. Carrie K. Says:

    It’s weird - I could read the table completely clearly on Google Reader, but when I clicked over to comment, it went fuzzy.

    I was just going to say that now I know why I loved that movie so much!

  2. Sydney Says:

    I can’t read or see the table. It comes up with a red X. But I saw it on your FB page, so I am up to speed. :)

  3. weirleader Says:

    it reads fine — I think it only goes a little fuzzy on the comment page because it automatically gets shrunk down a bit… doesn’t resize well.

    I’ll have to share these with my wife! :-)

  4. Elaine Saunders Says:

    If what you say is true, that leaves one unanswered question.

    Which of those three gorgeous men was the dreadful Mr Collins from P&P?

    Elaine Saunders
    Author - Fiction Writing Exercises

  5. girldetective Says:

    IMO, there’s no Mr Collins parallel in Mamma Mia. There is one, however in Crime and Punishment! Avdotya’s fiance Pyotr Petrovich Luzhin, is very like Mr Collins. I have done only a little research, and have yet to turn up anything that says Austen was read by, or an influence on Dostoevsky.

    Carrie, the idea for the post came from me wondering why I was “craving” Mamma Mia so much–I was feeling down, when I often crave Austen, and the connection(s) evolved from there.