If you need a Jane Austen musical theatre fix, Streaming Musicals is apparently offering Paul Gordon’s Pride and Prejudice and Emma for rent or purchase! Thanks to Variety for the info!
A few general Emma Adaptations updates!
First, Emma 2020, starring Anya Taylor-Joy and directed by Autumn de Wilde, is coming to North American theatres starting next week! For my updates on the film, keep watching my Emma 2020/Emma 5 blog tag/feed.
Second, Paul Gordon’s Emma musical is onstage at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre through March 15. It stars Lora Lee Gayer as Emma Woodhouse and Brad Stanley as Mr. Knightley.
Reviews of the production:
Third, my old gallery script was completely nuked in a PHP server update, so I’m converting all of my Emma media to a WordPress gallery as soon as I can. Be watching for it! 🙂
Paul Gordon’s stage version of Jane Austen’s Emma is back, continuing its 2012-2013 run at the Arizona Theatre Company through January 20. It looks like a very lavish production, starring television and Broadway actress Anneliese Van der Pol as Emma Woodhouse.
The show ran in Tucson from December 1-22, resuming this week in Phoenix. If you live in Arizona, why not ring in the new year with some Emma?
More information on Emma in Arizona:
- Emma at Arizona Theatre Company
- Arizona Republic Emma review
- Daily Star Emma review
- Broadway World Emma release
- Other Emma stage productions
- Theatre versions of Emma (Emma Adaptations Pages)
I first published this review in October of 2009 when Emma aired on the BBC, so some of the links and broadcast references will be out of date.
For those watching the Emma collectibles market, here is an interesting piece on buying and selling various older editions of the novel.
Now on to Emma 4, episode 2. But first…
- Laurel Ann’s Episode 2 slideshow
- The Times Online: BBC too reliant on “moribund” period drama, says Howard Jacobson (Emma‘s ratings lower than expected and dropping)
Another caveat – these are random, temporal, stream-of-consciousness thoughts.
I still like this adaptation, though there are certain elements that are starting to get on my nerves.