costume drama

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Jessica Parker-Kennedy as Max in ‘Black Sails’ (2014-).

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All About Jane Austen: Adaptations of Her Novels

Miss Austen was surely a great novelist. What she did, she did perfectly. Her work, as far as it goes, is faultless. She wrote of the times in which she lived, of the class of people with which she associated, and in the language which was usual to her as an educated lady.. She places us in a circle of gentlemen and ladies, and charms us while she tells us with an unconscious accuracy how men should act to women, and women act to men. It is not that her people are all good––and certainly, they are not all wise. The faults of some are the anvils on which the virtues of others are hammered till they are bright as steel.
-Anthony Trollope, Lecture (1870)

[insp.]

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Anna Karenina (2012)

“All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.”
(Anna Karenina––Part I: Chapter XI, Leo Tolstoy)

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Holliday Grainger as Lucrezia Borgia in ‘The Borgias’ (2011-2013).