This article reviews the world premiere of Kate Hamill's Mansfield Park directed by Stuart Carden and produced for the Northlight Theatre in Chicago in November and December 2018. Hamill’s bold new adaptation is notable for foregrounding the contexts of empire and the slave trade undergirding the novel, and in ultimately offering a feminist fairy-tale of radical self-assertion and self-determination for its heroine.
Jane Austen, adaptation, #BlackLivesMatter, empire, farce, feminism, #MeToo, slavery
"Mansfield Park by Kate Hamill (and Jane Austen),"
ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830: Vol.9: Iss.1, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.usf.edu/abo/vol9/iss1/7