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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Mansfield Park

The latest installment of the Masterpiece Theatre Jane Austen-athon was Mansfield Park, featuring Billie Piper, late of Doctor Who fame. It was a lovely little production that I very much enjoyed.

This production, more than any of the others so far, has made me want to reread the book. There was a certain haste to this production that I can't quite put my finger on. There was only one scene missing that I knew of (Fanny being sent home to visit her family so she knew how grateful she should be to her uncle), but because it was missing, and because the production seemed to speed along in general, I really want to pull out the book and see what else was missing. It's been so long since I read it that it's entirely possible that the book is as fast paced as this production was, but I don't think so. I certainly don't want this to come across as criticism, just something I'm curious about.

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