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“There was a great deal of needlework to be done”
Pamela Whalan

Date

Saturday 15 June 2024

Time

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cost

$5.00

Sydney meeting
“There was a great deal of needlework to be done”
Pamela Whalan

The young people of Mansfield Park are not deliberately unkind to Fanny Price but they are so absorbed in their own frivolous lives that they do not consider how great a burden of responsibility and hard work they place on her. When they decide to put on a play it is Fanny who does the bulk of the sewing involved as well as hearing lines and running errands. The actors have no understanding or appreciation of the work she does. We can understand and appreciate the character of Fanny Price through looking at the great deal of needlework she has to do.

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