Barbara Neri's screenplay for “Elizabeth Barrett & Robert Browning” re-envisions this famous and powerfully romantic love story for contemporary audiences: A love story of two equals, lovers who would not sacrifice the other’s happiness for their own. The true story of Elizabeth’s tragic family history is revealed, and her oppressive father is presented in all his relevant complexity. The story has been told before in the 1934 and 1957 Hollywood productions of “The Barretts of Wimpole St.”, now dated, sexist representations of Elizabeth and Robert’s relationship, with her father presented as a one-dimensional villain. The truth is always more interesting! http://www.barbaraneri.com
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