Her wildly successful stage adaptation of Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility" is being performed by major theatre companies around the country. Now, actress-playwright Kate Hamill has another hit on her hands and it's her interpretation of another beloved book with a strong female heroine. Hamill also plays lead character Becky Sharp in the critically-acclaimed New York City production of  "Vanity Fair," which cuts the massive thousand page 19th century novel by author William Makepeace Thackeray down to size, and brings it to the stage.

Fox's Jane Metzler catches up with Kate Hamill about a production that mixes Michael Jackson with ball gowns and British military uniforms. Hamill  also reflects on her success, discussing her determination to create more work for fellow actors, especially women, who often struggle to find challenging roles. And for so-called "Austenites," Jane Austen fans...another new Hamill adaptation is "waiting in the wings." Previews of "Pride and Prejudice" get underway soon.


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