Under the Greenwood Tree (2005) short review

Keeley Hawes stars in this adaptation of a (happy!) Hardy novel that attempts to be another Wives and Daughters, but falls quite short. It just feels relatively flat, although it’s hard to put my finger on why. Eh. Her love interest is quite fetching, but I have to admit I agreed with her father that he wasn’t the right choice. The costumes were quite pretty –very simple country 1840s styles, with a range from the poorer sorts with a few glimpses of upper classes.


About the author



Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.