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Written by Cheryl
(4/1/2003 9:37 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Oh, Cheryl!, penned by Tori Marie
] Oh my, yes! It makes me laugh just to think of it. And I'll tell you a little secret; I sometimes amuse myself by trying to imagine, as I read, just how Dear Jane would have done this. What voice might she have given Mrs. Allen? With what inflection would she have delivered Mr. Thorpe's speeches? What would the instrument of her own voice have added to Henry Tilney's ironic wit and Catherine Moreland's contrasting absolute honesty and taking everything at face value?
Have you ever tried an audio tape? I can highly recommend Anna Massey's reading of NA - she does wonderful voices (her John Thorpe had me in stitches), and that beautiful, soothing voice with just the right touch of ironic coloring to the tone for the narration portions. Very fun. ;-)
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