Saturday, March 7
Sexing Up Mr. Darcy: Did Andrew Davies Do Him Justice?
Andrew Davies will probably go down in history as the man who had the epoch-makingly brilliant idea of putting Mr. Darcy into a wet and thus clingily transparent blouse. Laura Carroll
Did the wet shirt Darcy scene in Pride and Prejudice 1995 launch the Jane Austen Renaissance that we are still enjoying after fourteen years? Was it indeed a brilliant idea to put Mr. Darcy in a wet shirt? Do we like our Austen staid and buttoned up, or sexed up and sassy?
In her thoughtful essay Darcy and Davies: Adapting Mr. Darcy from the Novel to the Screen, lit student and Jane Austen enthusiasts Virginia Claire shares her feeling on Davies version of Mr. Darcy vs. Jane Austen’s original and asks some interesting questions about our modern interpretations of this iconic romantic hero an how they are changing the way he is remembered.
Cheers, Laurel Ann, Austenprose