Cinthia sent this to me – preview clips from the BBC fall lineup…
Scroll through until you see “Emma.”
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.”
From The Romola Garai Image Archive: Some photos of Romola Garai and Jodhi May on location while filming Emma.
Times of India reports that Mona May, Clueless costume designer, is doing Sonam Kapoor’s wardrobe for Ayesha.
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 Dorfmanâ€™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, sheâ€™s not exactly sure she wants to be â€œmonetized.â€ But Thackeray Walsh has special plans for her and Emma may be forced to trade her split reality for something doubly scaryâ€¦and far more adult.”
Performances begin June 17.
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 Rapidsâ€™ 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.
â€œ[Emma] was a great choice because it is a fun story,â€ said society education coordinator Darrin Crow. â€œIt is a fairly familiar piece of Jane Austen but not quite so well known as, say, Pride and Prejudice.â€