Austenprose.com is sponsoring a zombie-free, non-mashup look at Austen’s Pride & Prejudice. The festivities begin this Tuesday and continue through mid-July. Participate in the group read and discuss this perennial favorite with Laurel Ann and other Austen fans!
Through May 16, the Jane Austen House Museum is displaying a selection of costumes designed by Rosalind Ebbutt for the recent BBC Emma adaptation starring Romola Garai and Jonny Lee Miller. The museum itself is housed in Chawton Cottage, Austen’s home from 1808 until her death.
While many of the fashions worn in the miniseries were actually created for other productions, Ebbutt was responsible for a majority of the pieces worn by the production’s principal actors. The current exhibit includes pieces designed for Romola Garai as Emma, Jonny Lee Miller as Mr. Knightley, Sir Michael Gambon as Mr. Woodhouse, and Laura Pyper as Jane Fairfax.
The Jane Austen House Museum’s website lists a May 7 event featuring Rosalind Ebbutt herself – wish I could go!
More information about the exhibit:
- Emma costume photos by Rebecca Smith, Jane Austen House Museum Writer in Residence
- More Emma costume photos by Rebecca Smith, Jane Austen House Museum Writer in Residence
- Jane Austen House Museum website
- AustenOnly’s report on the exhibit
More information about Emma adaptation costumes:
- 2009-2010 BBC Emma costume trivia (IMDB.com)
- Emma DVD review (the DVD special features include interviews with Rosalind Ebbutt and various cast members regarding costuming in the miniseries)
- Rosalind Ebbutt at IMDB.com
- Recycled Movie Costumes
- Heather’s Jane Austen Movie Gowns site
- Costuming Emmas 1-3
Other links of possible interest:
Hey #emma_pbs fans! Unofficial Northanger Abbey group chat on Twitter during Masterpiece Classic on Sunday! 9pm ET start… 😀 Laurie and I will be there!
Now that Emma‘s part one premiere is over, a few notes:
- Thank you to Jeannine at PBS.org, Laurel Ann, Vic, and everyone who attended the #emma_pbs Twitter party for including me in the good times.
- My thoughts on the adaptation have not, as yet, changed since my initial viewing in October. Part One | Part Two | Parts 3 & 4
- Laurel Ann has posted an excellent summary of her feelings on watching Emma.
- Vic’s thoughts on viewing Emma on PBS. Great read, as always.
- If you missed the first installment of the miniseries, it’s available to view online until March 9.
- Blogcritics review of the Emma DVD, to be released on February 9 (pre-order from my Astore).
- I scored Mr. Knightley on the “Bachelors of Highbury” Quiz at the Emma website. I’m not surprised, for he will always be my number-one fictional crush. Ha! “You might not see one in a hundred with gentleman so plainly written as in Mr. Knightley.”
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!
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:
- JaneiteDeb at Jane Austen in Vermont: Random Thoughts on the Masterpiece Emma
- Arnoldo Rivas of The Celebrity Cafe: Jane Austen’s Universe Returns to Masterpiece Classic With Emma
- Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly: A new Emma/What’s your favorite Austen adaptation?
- Renee Scolaro Mora of PopMatters: Emma Miniseries Premiere
- Kevin McDonough’s Remote Patrol blog: Emma on ‘Masterpiece’
- Sarah Seltzer for the Wall Street Journal Speakeasy blogs: Can Any Emma Adaptation Top “Clueless”?
- LA Times
- Cleveland Plain Dealer
- Boston Globe
- Short Globe & Mail Review
My good friend Laurel Ann is conducting another superb themed event at her Austenprose blog, this time centered upon Jane Austen’s epistolary novella Lady Susan. From September 1-14, participate in a group read and enjoy insights from LA and her various guest bloggers.
PS – I did the title graphics. Go ahead and tell us how wonderful they are. (JK!)