A more recent example is Patricia Rozema's adaptation of Mansfield Park (1999), in which Austen's humourlessly
virtuous heroine is remoulded into a facetious social observer who, in one scene, even appears half-naked and simpering while having her corset tightened by Mary Crawford--a scene that one might think of as truer to the character of Fanny Hill than Fanny Price.
I cannot quite believe that a man as intelligent as Sidney would have seen things quite so humourlessly
his poetry has been humourlessly
didactic, crammed with |relevance' and shackled to relentless rhymes and rumty-tum rhythms, like a kind of politicised Pam Ayres" (v.
A spell doing work experience at a newspaper in West Yorkshire put paid to that ambition: when it came to unhealthily pallid skin complexions and humourlessly
operating at unearthly hours, the bloodsuckers of Twilight could pick up some tips from those at The Daily Flat Cap 'n Whippet.
, and with all the Gallic charm of Asterix, she responded in English: "Yes Sirrrr, please seat over 'ere.