Mansfield Park

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Mansfield Park

Edmund Bertram

15 – 26 Sep 2003

BBC Radio 4

Other Cast Members
Felicity Jones, David Tennant, Julia McKenzie

Plot Summary

Mansfield Park tells the story of young Fanny Price who goes to live with her rich uncle, Sir Thomas Bertram, and his children, due to the impoverished state of her own family. When Sir Thomas goes away to look after his somewhat dubious overseas interests, his household falls into moral decline. Flirtatious and inappropriate relationships are formed with visiting friends, and acting in forbidden theatricals takes place to make possible the demonstration of illicit desires. Fanny stands apart from this, holding true to her nature of sensibility watching in horror as she sees her cousin Edmund, with whom she is in love, become attached to the witty but shallow Mary Crawford. With Sir Thomas’ return, Fanny is exiled back to poverty after she refuses what he believes to be a good match for her. Eventually Fanny is recalled to Mansfield Park, and Edmund having seen the folly of his previous infatuation proposes to her. –RadioListings

About Benedict
Jane Austen 作 「マンスフィールド・パーク」 のラジオドラマ。思慮のない結婚をしたがために貧しい (のに子だくさんな) 暮らしを送っている母 Frances によって裕福な Bertram 家 (Frances の姉の嫁ぎ先) に預けられたが、なかなかそこでの生活や周囲の人々に慣れることができず孤独を感じている主人公 Fanny の心の友、バートラム家の次男 Edmund を演じた。真面目で誠実で思いやりがあって温かくて、でもちょっと女心に関してはドンくさい… というはまり役。Fanny に対する慈愛に満ちた声、恋のお相手に対するぽわわんとした声、父親に対する真面目な声、遊び好きな兄や浮付いた姉妹を戒める時のピリッと厳しい声など、声の七変化が楽しめる。