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|Two comments on history and a tragedy play.
Written by Mandy N
(8/22/2004 12:46 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Not worth reading?, penned by LaurieC
1.She enjoyed turning serious plays into comedies. I think that's what she's doing with her History of England. Turning a subject that's treated so seriously into something amusing and readable for her family.
2. 'Jane Shore, who has had a play written about her, but it is a tragedy and therefore not worth reading';
JA wanted to see the great Regency tragedienne Mrs Siddons perform on stage.
For myself, I feel sure JA would've read this play if there was an available copy.
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