Posted by Ann2 on May 02, 1998 at 16:28:14:
In response to post chaises, written by Laura W on April 29, 1998 at 23:50:04
] BTW, there is an error in the P&P2 production regarding carriages. When Lizzy and Charlotte Lucas travel back to Longbourne, the text is explicit that they are to travel post (in their case, probably a hired chaise), which is indeed the only way young ladies of their station could have travelled with propriety. But in the movie, they are very clearly in a stagecoach, complete with strangers in the coach opposite them, and writing on the side of the coach. Young ladies of their class travelling on a public stagecoach would have been highly irregular.
But in P&P2 when Lady C says she will take them to London in her barouche, Lizzy mentions that her uncle is to send a manservant for them! Which is reluctantly approved of by lady C, who is most particular ... I remember that man looking at Maria Lucas when she says she has so much to tell. I always thought he was this servant? Are there more people in the coach?? I fear I'll have to go have a look ;-) !
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