Arguably the programme's most surprising and passionate scene has Lady Chatterley firmly at its centre.
Another scene, considered problematic for modern audiences, has been adapted to make Lady Chatterley a more active participant.
Mercurio said: "Lawrence described Constance being “in a daze” when she first had sex with her husband’s gamekeeper Oliver Mellors, which didn’t seem to me like a modern portrayal of female sexual behaviour.
Swearing or sex scenes don't excite me because they don't have emotional content," he told reporters at an advance screening."I think that putting Lady Chatterley at the centre and making her a much more thinking person, much more decisive, was one of the most important things.", starring Joely Richardson and Sean Bean, attracted viewer complaints for its full frontal nudity, but Madden has also spoken about not feeling the need to shock this time around."Come on guys, we've got Google.
Writing in the Telegraph, Mercurio said: "Given the subject matter, the issue of nudity and sexual acts was something we discussed at length before shooting the film.
Mercurio, who admitted his adaptation would "almost certainly" cause debate, said he had hoped to bring the romance between Constance and Sir Clifford to the forefront of his version, as well as the class conflict he believes is central to the book.
The Washington Shakespeare Theatre's splendid production of "Lady Chatterley's Lover" brings out all these aspects, and, under the direction of John Vreeke, imbues them with an intriguing mix of ruefulness, repression and unbridled sensuality.
The adaptation was commissioned originally by the Book-It Repertory Theatre in Seattle, which performs staged readings, with the cast reciting and acting out verbatim passages from novels.That's like saying you read Playboy for the articles.Most of us are going to check out "Lady Chatterley's Lover" in the hopes of seeing something steamy.But being me, I came up with four options, and the only one of those I won’t have read by the end of this week is . Before I started blogging, Lawrence was on my mental list of ‘Scary classic authors I don’t want to read.’ I’m not sure why, but there you go! She was so enthusiastic, I decided to give Lawrence a try and asked for a short story recommendation.Then towards the end of 2007 Imani of the now-defunct Books of My Numberless Dreams hosted an Outmoded Authors challenge, where we read books by authors who used to be popular and aren’t anymore. I made the buttons, so feel free to use them if you want to host! She suggested “Daughters of the Vicar, which I read and loved back in January. Eh, that’s the beauty o’ thee, lass.” She got up and kissed him between the eyes that looked at her so dark and soft and unspeakably warm, so unbearably beautiful.When it works — as it does here, beautifully — this highly stylized approach to adaptation appeals to audiences who love drama and the written word.