Thursday, January 21, 2010

Masterpiece Classic: Jane Austen's Emma from @PBS

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A fiercely funny new adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma premieres Sunday, January 24th on MASTERPIECE CLASSIC. Romola Garai, Jonny Lee Miller and Michael Gambon star in Austen's blissfully romantic story of a passionate matchmaker concerned about everyone's marital prospects but her own.

Airing January 24 - February 7, 2010 on PBS   Check local listings

Emma Woodhouse (Romola Garai, Atonement) was born with the sun shining down on her. The radiant, privileged girl grows into a remarkable talent for matchmaking, as observed by her loving but disapproving father (Michael Gambon, Cranford) and childhood friend Mr. Knightley (Jonny Lee Miller, Endgame). When the decidedly less privileged Harriet Smith arrives, Emma meddles with fate to find her a match, until her flawless intuition is called into question. Dissuaded from more matrimonial predictions, Emma nonetheless continues to cheerfully contemplate superior men — and meets one of her own in the handsome, gleaming Frank Churchill. But after being so busy managing everyone else's heart, does Emma know her own? A fiercely funny new version of the Jane Austen novel, Emma was adapted by Sandy Welch (Jane Eyre).

Audio Slideshow
Emma star Romola Garai gossips about her favorite characters and the actors who portray them.

Bachelors of Highbury Quiz
Meet your match from the men in Emma's world in this exclusive compatibility quiz.

Ask the Screenwriter: Sandy Welch
Welch tackles questions from the Masterpiece Facebook and Twitter communities.

Jane Austen House Slideshow
Step inside the English cottage where Austen wrote or revised seven novels.

Be introduced to Emma's colorful acquaintances.

Behind-the-Scenes Video
The cast and crew on what's so attractive about Jane Austen, the richness of this production and casting for this upper-crust soap opera.

Emma Book Discussion Guide
Get discussion/reflection questions on Jane Austen's Emma in this guide from the Great Books Foundation.

Reading, Writing and Emma
Dr. Gillian Dow considers authors that inspired Austen in Emma, and those who were inspired by it.

Oh, how I wish I had TV or something bigger than a 13" laptop (that is on it's last legs btw).

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2 comments and creative thoughts:

Angie said...

Oh, thank you for this info..going to set my dvr tonight! :)

Jennifer said...

I've been waiting for this for weeks! I set my DVR to record too.

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