JA and ET's "Victorian mouse skit"
Posted by Carolyn B on March 12, 1998 at 22:36:20:
In response to Country Girl, written by Cassia on March 12, 1998 at 15:04:28
] Which is a long way of saying that country girl of the time had it all over town girls, at least they could see the animals and hope men were better.
] BTW, I'm not sure the Wharton story is true but it seems apt.
Definitely a country girl would have had a general notion early on (even if she may have thought the whole thing rather silly ; )
This reminds me of Emma Thompson's skit about the Victorian newly wed asking her mother about the mouse-like creature on her husband's pants (Lindsay Doran refers to in the intro to ET's S&S screenplay. I have this skit on video somewhere.) Doran wrote "The Victorian mouse skit was funny in exactly the ways that Jane Austen was funny, even though the subject matter was far more bawdy than what Jane Austen chose (or dared) to write about."
Of course we don't know what manuscripts got burned... ; )
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