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|Chaps 1& 2-The curtain rises
Written by Tara O'Donnell
(1/11/2004 9:31 a.m.)
My GR focus is on the theatrics of P&P-IMO,one of the main reasons for it's popularity is due to the easy adaptability of the story for plays,films,revisions,etc. P&P is very dialogue heavy,with bold characters balanced out by quieter ones(example,Lizzy is to Jane as Bingley is to Darcy).
The first two chapters start off with the comedy stylings of Mr & Mrs. Bennet,with such lines as:
Mrs. B:"Do you not want to know who has taken it?"
Mrs. B:"It will be of no use to us,if twenty such should come if you will not visit them"
Also,the whole routine in which Mr. B shyly teases his wife and then reveals that he DID visit Bingley is worthy of vaudeville. Even Kitty's coughing makes for a good parting punchline:)
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