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Yet, later in A Room of One’s Own Woolf writes, my belief is that if we live another century or so … and have five hundred a year each of us and rooms of our own; if we have the habit of freedom and the courage to write exactly what we think … if we face the fact … that we go alone and that our relation is to the world of reality and not only to the world of men and women, then the opportunity will come and the dead poet who was Shakespeare’s sister will put on the body which she has so often laid down.
It is as if the Angel attempts to suck the air out of Woolf’s hard-won ‘room of her own’. She feels she has no choice but to enact violence in order to keep ‘a mind of her own’ – necessary to ‘review even a novel’, necessary to write, necessary for an author (1979: 59). Potter has also evoked a metaphor of violence in her process of authoring the adaptation of Woolf’s novel: ‘I learnt that you have to be cruel to the novel to be kind to the film’ (Donohue, 1993: 218). She does not describe Virginia Woolf, in particular, as the Angel in the House, haunting her, constricting her mind, tampering with her authority over the adaptation.
Swinton’s final, sustained look at the camera presses the audience to acknowledge Orlando’s change and development into a woman of agency who has found her own happiness, a proposition that Potter might very well support: ‘That’s a word I love. Recognition. That’s my intention, to create on screen that sense of recognition of the self, of the hidden or unspoken self, giving voice to something that’s been unspoken or suppressed in some way. Rendering visible’ (Florence, 1993: 282). What Orlando renders visible as an adaptation is women’s authorship, and Potter has given it voice and visibility.
Adaptation, Authorship, and Contemporary Women Filmmakers by Shelley Cobb (auth.)