Friday, January 22, 2010

Emma 2009 on PBS this Sunday

It's going to be a busy Sunday at my house. Basketball games, Vikings football and of course, Emma on PBS. This is the BBC's 2009 version that us Janeites have been waiting for! Of course, I'm not sure about it, but most of my reservations are simply because I am not the biggest fan of Miss Woodhouse. Reviews are all over the map for this one. We'll see how it pans out.

But it's best to enjoy it, as it is one of the last "Bonnet Dramas" BBC will be presenting us for a while. Which is, of course, a shame. As a fan of "bonnet dramas," I am saddened with the decision by the BBC to
"move away from traditional 19th century-set "bonnet" dramas in favour of a grittier look at the period and a new focus on other historical eras. This change, which follows the appointment of Ben Stephenson, 31, as head of drama commissioning, will mean that there will be less of the likes of Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Cranford, Oliver Twist, Jane Eyre, Daniel Deronda and Pride and Prejudice."

(See article from the Guardian last year here.)

Here's the PBS Masterpiece Emma website for your perusal.
If you're really into Emma, you can join the Twitter party sponsored by PBS and hosted by some of the bloggers whose blogs I read. :) This party may inspire me to dust off my Twitter login. We'll see. In the meantime, enjoy one of the last bonnet dramas from the BBC! Adieu.

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