Theater Curtains

Title

Theater Curtains

Subject

Decorations

Description

In order to transform Mansfield Park into a theater, the actors were adamant about needing a curtain. Mrs. Norris slaves over the creation of the curtain, claiming she is trying to help them save money, while actually becoming implicit in the poor decision to put on the play. She is proud to be helping until Sir Bertram arrives home to condemn all the actors. Then, she tries to act as if she had not condoned the behavior in his absence, but the curtains she made, essential to the play, demonstrate her bad judgment.

Creator

Mrs. Norris

Source

Mansfield Park, Jane Austen

Contributor

Brianna Sumption

Type

Novel

Files

4.jpg

Citation

Mrs. Norris, “Theater Curtains,” The Museum of Fictional Literary Artifacts, accessed April 15, 2024, https://mfla.omeka.net/items/show/284.