We meant to reblog this to AustenBlog a while back and totally forgot! We have written up some thoughts about the plot of Lady Susan as it relates to the upcoming film, Whit Stillman’s adaptation that he is calling Love and Friendship. We’ve examined the plot of LS as both prose and how it could be adapted to film. (Emphasis on “could be.”)
With Love and Friendship currently filming, I’ve been thinking a lot about the plot of Lady Susan, upon which, of course, the film is based, and how it would work in the film medium. I stress I have no idea how Whit Stillman, who I believe has written the adaptation, has decided to adapt the original; I am working completely with the original as Austen wrote it.
In case you haven’t read this novella yet (and why not? It’s quite short and enjoyable, and free to read if you have an e-reader, tablet, or smartphone), be aware I will be discussing the entire plot, so if a spoiler alert is needed, then: spoiler alert! Someone more or less familiar with the story will have an easier time following along.
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