Amateur theatricals and a suggestion
Posted by Barbara on March 04, 1998 at 17:59:58:
I was interested in the information that Jane's older brothers liked to put on plays with and for some of the young people in their area. Here is yet another example where she has drawn from her life for a story idea (Mansfield Park)
Quite a bit farther down this page, there was a thread about what types of things to read next, and the suggestion of possibly reading a play. I had suggested that we might want to read Sheridan's The Rivals, because it was one of the plays the young people at Mansfield Park proposed doing before settling on Lover's Vows . Now that we know that Jane saw this play performed by her brothers, and maybe even had a small part in it herself, I am even more interested in reading it.
Here is a link to the discussion farther down this page:\Discussion about reading a play
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