Clever Dramatisation Of Lost Victorian Masterpiece
"On The Western Circuit" which is the source for "Day After The Fair" is an excellent adaptation of possibly the best of Thomas Hardy's 50+ short stories. While Far From The Madding Crowd and Tess, his most famous novels, have been brilliantly done...this is an enormous treat, showing Hardy's mastery of the short story. By the way, its comparison to Cyrano DE Bergerac is apt. Yet Hardy wrote "On The Western Circuit," here dramatized a full SEVEN years before Cyrano. It may well have been that Cyrano's author, Edmund Rostand, borrowed or "homaged" Hardy's story to create his classic. Lost masterpiece for the advance admirer of Victorian story telling brought to film.
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