Emma4 preview trailer…

Cinthia sent this to me – preview clips from the BBC fall lineup…

http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2009/07_july/09/bbcone.shtml

Scroll through until you see “Emma.”

New Emma to air on Masterpiece Classic…

Not exactly a huge surprise, but:

“WGBH Boston and BBC Worldwide Sales & Distribution are to coproduce two major costume dramas, a sequel to Cranford and an adaptation of Austen’s Emma, for US network PBS.

Both Emma (4×60′) and Cranford 2 (2×60′) will make their US premieres in early 2010 on WGBH’s Masterpiece Classic strand on PBS.”

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Emma 4 images…

From The Romola Garai Image Archive:  Some photos of Romola Garai and Jodhi May on location while filming Emma.

Mona May costumes another Emma-inspired film?

Times of India reports that Mona May, Clueless costume designer, is doing Sonam Kapoor’s wardrobe for Ayesha.

People take my quiz…for reals! (Part Deux)

Catherine of “La Culture se Partage” has given the Jane Austen Heroines Quiz a lovely review!  She’s an Elinor Dashwood.  Merci beaucoup, Catherine!

Read it!

“Monetizing Emma”

Last night, Google yielded information about another play loosely based on Emma. This one deals with the alarmingly dystopic concept of investing not in conventional securities, but in…teenagers?

Anyway, the eponymous heroine is apparently a huge Austen fan:

“Emma Dorfman’s one of the chosen elite. A shy 15-year-old who most days shuttles between bullies at school, a pushy mom and a fantasy life inspired by Jane Austen, she’s not exactly sure she wants to be “monetized.” But Thackeray Walsh has special plans for her and Emma may be forced to trade her split reality for something doubly scary…and far more adult.”

BroadwayWorld Announcement

Official Site/Tickets

Performances begin June 17.

Emma in Iowa…

A bit late on the uptake, but I recently read about a stage adaptation of Emma performed last week in Cedar Rapids…

On Saturday and May 10, the Ushers Ferry Historical Society of Cedar Rapids’ Parlour Theater Company will perform a theatrical version of the 1815 novel Emma. The show will begin at 7 p.m. both days at the Old Capitol Senate Chamber. Admission is free.

“[Emma] was a great choice because it is a fun story,” said society education coordinator Darrin Crow. “It is a fairly familiar piece of Jane Austen but not quite so well known as, say, Pride and Prejudice.”

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People take my quiz…for reals!

I discovered today that esteemed author Meg Cabot has taken my Austen Heroines Quiz.  🙂

She’s an Emma.