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Written by Chas
(8/3/2013 1:10 p.m.)
For once I'd like an adaptation of Mansfield Park besides the 1983 BBC version (that I love) that keeps both Fanny's younger sister Susan and Fanny' older brother William, and not just have one of them. Both of them together open up Fanny's character in ways that I think modern audiences appreciate--though to just have one or the other does a disservice to Fanny.
With William I feel Fanny can joke and be at ease and comfort--something I'm sure more people would like to see from Fanny, if the anti-Fanny brigade is of any hint.
With Susan I feel Fanny is more open to taking initiative and doing things herself as she sees it important to help her sister.
I'd love to write an adaptation which would utilize both siblings, perhaps playing up Fanny's communication to be with them both in order to open up her character a bit.
What do you guys think? Do you think her siblings prompt a different kind of Fanny Price to exist, or am I reading too much into it?
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