PBS Emma Part Two, another Twitter party, and more!

Since the first Emma Twitter party was such a success, PBS.org is presenting another for Part Two!  There will be an “east coast” party beginning this Sunday, January 31, at 9pm ET and a “west coast” party to follow at 9pm PT at Twitter hashtag #emma_pbs.

You can use the official PBS Emma TwitGrid (it’s a new one!) to help you navigate all posts to the #emma_pbs hashtag.  Check the PBS.org Emma Twitter page for details and updates.   In the works:  another quiz with Laurel Ann and me, more prizes, and special discounts for party participants at ShopPBS!

In other news, Vic explains how to make Mrs. Weston’s wedding cake (as seen in the most recent Emma adaptation).  The key tool?  A Nordic Ware Cathedral Bundt Pan!  Also, don’t miss her thoughts on Emma 2009/2010 as reviewed by print media.

Catch author and #emma_pbs Twitter Party co-host Laurie Viera Rigler’s Emma review, posted at the PBS Remotely Connected blog.

And, in Persuasions Online, Laurie Kaplan discusses negative critical responses to the latest Emma in Adapting Emma for the Twenty-first Century: An Emma No One Will Like.

Also, Style Court discusses decor in the various Emma adaptations and Austen Only covers Mr. Knightley’s Strawberries.

Emma premiere roundup: Hours One and Two air on PBS Masterpiece Classic

Now that Emma‘s part one premiere is over, a few notes:

Emma premiers TOMORROW on PBS…

Emma is nigh!  Remember, there’s a special Emma Twitter Party tomorrow, hosted by PBS, Laurel Ann, Vic, and me!  Be there from 9-11 pm EST.  That’s 6pm PST, my time!

More information here!

Also, a very thoughtful discussion of Emma and Vermeer from Vic’s “Remotely Connected” blog at PBS.

And finally, here’s a roundup of some of the latest Emma reviews:

More Emma…including soundtrack notes!

Awww, Laurel Ann promoted the Emma Adaptations pages on Jane Austen Today!  Bless!

Also, Emma gets a glowing review from the Washington Post!

Find more links and resources relating to this newest adaptation here!

ETA:  Katherine of November’s Autumn just posted a cool slideshow featuring the series soundtrack (which you can download at Itunes – Search “Emma Soundtrack” and “Samuel Sim,” the composer)…

More information on Samuel Sim and the Emma soundtrack:

Still more Emma 4 reviews…

Several reviews from around the web:

Remember to tune in this Sunday!

General cleanup/updates to the Emma Adaptations Pages coming tonight!

Emma Twitter Party…

For those who Tweet, PBS has organized a “Twitter Party” to accompany the January 24th U.S. premiere of Emma 4.

ETA:  Now I DO Tweet – I was asked to help out with the Emma Twitter party this sunday, so I registered a Tweetname.  I’m magicskyway.  FOLLOW ME, YO.

More Emma 4/Ayesha…

The San Francisco Chronicle reviews Emma 4

…a piece from the Deccan Herald about Sonam Kapoor and Ayesha

…and another piece from DNA India regarding Sonam and Ayesha

ETA:  Yet another piece on Sonam, this time from The Hindu.

AETA:  Sonam Kapoor to Set Memorable Examples! from Indiaserver.com.

Emma 4 begins next week!

Here’s some random coverage:

Also, a short blurb about the music and choreography in Ayesha:

Choreographer Terrence Lewis says, “I had a great time working on songs of Ayesha and the opening song ‘Girl Power’ showcases three girls having good time. Sonam along with her friend (Ira Dubey) grooms their small town friend (Amrita Puri) to match up the standards of big city.

How was it to choreograph Sonam and her girls gang? “Not just in the song but in real too it was all girl gang around while shooting. I was surrounded by pretty women, as apart from Sonam, Ira and Amrita, the seat of the director was also donned by a beautiful lady Rajshree Ojha who is making her debut with this film. As far as the song is concerned the mood is very light and cool as it’s a situational song so the dance is that of freestyle.”

And, a piece about Olivia Williams, Emma 3’s Jane Fairfax.