Act 1, Prologue
Mary is reading a letter she has written to her sister Lizzy (now Mrs. Darcy). She mentions that it has been two years since she has been with all her sisters because her three older sisters are all married. She is bored at their childhood home of Longbourne and spends her time practicing piano and reading. She is excited to spend Christmas at the Darcy estate of Pemberley this year and reunite with her sisters. This letter is written two weeks before their arrival at Pemberley.
Act 1, Scene 1
It is December 22, 1815, and we are in the living room of the Pemberley Estate. There is a large, bare Christmas tree in the middle of the room, and Lizzy is admiring it. Mr. Darcy walks in and is confused as to why there is a huge tree inside the house (Christmas trees are a German tradition and have not yet become a normal Christmas tradition). After teasing Lizzy for her Christmas tree, Mr. Darcy reveals that his aunt, Lady Catherine, has died. Her grand estate, Rosings, is
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