Premium Content Jane Austen's Use of Theater in Mansfield Park
By Kaitlin Farrell - June 01, 2004
"All the world's a stage/ And all the men and women merely players."
-As You Like It II.vii.139
A large portion of the plot of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park (Austen, 1814) describes the young gentlemen and ladies of the estate preparing a performance of the play Lovers' Vows (Inchbald, 1798). A play full of controversial subjects, it features ideas of…
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