Write a Victorian Letter
Using the correspondence in The French Lieutenant's Woman as examples, write a love letter to a fictitious man or woman using the same stylistic language and form. Read the letters in class and select the best one.
Have a Victorian Fashion Show
Look up sketches of Victorian fashion and create similar costumes to model in class. School and community theaters may have some of these costumes in their collections.
View the Movie
The French Lieutenant's Woman was made into a movie in 1981 starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons. Watch the movie and notice how the screenplay incorporates the modern day passages from the book without having a lot of off-screen narration.
Have the artists in your school submit their impression of Sarah Woodruff standing at the end of the Cobb. Choose the best ones and display the winners...
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