Tuesday, February 26, 2008
We are watching BBC4's Saturday Classics season, catching up on all the stuff we missed first time round.
Last night we finished watching the production of Pride and Prejudice which got a lot of dotty women hot under the brassiere when it was first shown in the 90s. In it, Mr Darcy is truly one dark, brooding cunt.
And there was something we noticed that even the most avid Austen fan might have missed. It seems that in Austen adaptations, the heroes dress to the right whilst the villains dress to the left.
Did Jane stipulate in her will such fine details for any future theatrical productions of her work?
Or is it a costume drama convention?