Sunday, November 29, 2009

I Am Miss Bates

Not Emma Woodhouse, not Harriet Smith, not Jane Fairfax and not even Miss Taylor, but Miss Bates. The sooner I accept it and adjust my expectations accordingly, the happier I'll be.


  1. Did you put your foot in your mouth somehow?

    She is the comic genius of the community after all.

  2. Only in the movie, and only because Sophie Thompson is a genius. My favorite bit of stage business ever is when she keeps handing out cake without napkins. But the book version of Miss Bates is ridiculous in a far more pathetic and far less comical way.