Posted by Kathy F. on July 07, 1997 at 22:58:31:
In reply to Re: Edmund & Fanny posted by kathleen (elder) on July 07, 1997 at 20:19:19
] And, as for being wet blankets, I don't really think so -- the play was inappropriate, not because it was fun but because of the subject matter and dialogue. Other forms of fun were not frowned upon -- music, dancing, reading plays, card games, etc.
Yes, and we must remember the times they lived in--JA (through Fanny and Edmund before he recanted) reminds us continually that young people in their social position should not be behaving that way. It would be unreasonable to judge them by our measure. We, today, might think nothing of something, but they would be shocked and appalled (make-up and short skirts spring to mind); so I think that although we might be appalled at their apparent sensitivity to such an "innocent" diversion, we must remember that it was considered to be perhaps not so innocent then.
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