Posted by Kali on July 20, 1997 at 01:57:17:
In reply to Emma2 v. Emma3 posted by Bonnie on July 20, 1997 at 01:04:01
I love Austen because I love good romantic comedy. I enjoy it less if I over-analyze it.
And GOOD is the operative word here, is it not? ;-) I think that effective comedy is harder to pull off than straight drama. This is why Jane Austen herself is so wonderful. Her books were incredibly intellectual on certain levels, without being so serious that the reader has to shake off a layer of rocks after each chapter. She's really a very funny author, and I thank Doug McGrath, Emma Thompson, and Andrew Davies with P&P2, for showing us.