Mansfield Park

Mansfield Park (2007)

Mansfield Park (2007) Studio/Network: ITV/Grenada Television Ltd. co-production with WGBH Boston
Producer: Suzan Harrison
Director: Iain B. MacDonald
Screenplay by: Maggie Wadey
Soundtrack: Not available
DVD: Available
Run time: 1 hr. 33 mins.
PBS Masterpiece Theatre “The Complete Jane Austen” site

Mansfield Park (1999)

Mansfield Park (1999) Studio/Network: Miramax Films & BBC Films
Producer: Sarah Curtis
Director: Patricia Rozema
Screenplay by: Patricia Rozema
Soundtrack: Available
DVD: Available
VHS: Available
Run Time: 1 hr. 52 mins.

Mansfield Park (1983)

Mansfield Park (1983) Studio/Network: BBC/PBS
Producer: Betty Willingale
Director: David Giles
Screenplay by: Ken Taylor
Soundtrack: Not Available
DVD: Available
VHS: Available
Run Time: 5 hrs. 12 mins.

For Your Consideration...

Metropolitan (1990)

Often credited as a “loose adaptation” of Mansfield Park, this literate and touching film, written and directed by Whit Stillman, borrows themes from the novel and plays with the relationship between the hero and heroine. College-age friends attend a round of debutante parties in 1980s Manhattan and pick up the relatively poverty-stricken Tom as an extra man, always valuable to escort the debs; quiet Audrey, a Jane Austen fan, falls in love with him. Questions of class differences and morality reflect Jane Austen’s themes.

Further Reading

Mansfield Park and Metropolitan: Austen’s Morality in Whit Stillman’s Modern World by Amanda Marie Kubic

Missing the Point: How Mansfield Park Lost both Pleasure and Pain , by Rachel M. Carroll, first place student essay

Lady Bathurst’s Patriotic Ballroom, or “Reading Austen at a Distance”, by Gillian Dow

“I am a wild beast”: Patricia Rozema’s Forward Fanny, by Alison Shea

In Defense of Patricia Rozema’s Mansfield Park, by David Monaghan

Modernizing Mansfield Park: Patricia Rozema’s Spin on Jane Austen, by Kathi Groenendyk

Messing with Morality: Patricia Rozema’s Mansfield Park, by Elsa Solender