Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility: A Masterpiece on Masterpiece

Posted by on March 28, 2008 at 2:29 pm
Sense and Sensibility

Ok, so I’ve referenced a USA Today article two days in a row, but how could I not when Robert Bianco says of this Sunday’s “Sense and Sensibility,” “how sensible of Masterpiece to save the best for last” and “… by far the most enjoyable” of Andrew Davies’ four new adaptations in PBS’ “The Complete […]

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AT BELMONT

Posted by on February 12, 2008 at 10:56 am

Been enjoying THE COMPLETE JANE AUSTEN on NPT? Why not take in a new theatrical adaptation of one of Austen’s most beloved novels? The Belmont University Theatre and Dance Department presents “Pride and Prejudice,” a new adaptation by Jim Jory in the Troutt Theatre. According to the play’s description, “all of the wit and romance […]

SHE IS SO COMPLETE!

Posted by on January 11, 2008 at 10:24 am
David Alford and Marin Miller

David Alford and Marin Miller, two of our area’s finest actors, have brought their talents to a new promo spot for the upcoming NPT broadcast of THE COMPLETE JANE AUSTEN, which begins this Sunday night, January 13 with “Persuasion.” SPOILER ALERT! Marin’s character is none too pleased when Alford’s character informs her that he’s leaving […]

JANE AUSTEN REVISITED AND REJECTED

Posted by on July 20, 2007 at 1:57 pm

Back in May, I wrote about the announcement that Masterpiece Theatre will broadcast adaptations of all of Jane Austen’s six novels, plus a new drama based on her life — the first time in television history that her books have been broadcast as a complete collection. At the announcement, celebrated screenwriter Andrew Davies told a […]

MORE JANE AUSTEN

Posted by on May 24, 2007 at 1:30 am
Jane Austen Action Figure

They do it for Spider Man, and Shrek … why not Jane Austen? Meant to pull this off my camera when I wrote about the announcement that Masterpiece Theater will be airing adaptations of all six of Jane Austen’s novels starting in January ’08.

PBS, DALLAS, JANE AUSTEN AND MORE

Posted by on May 22, 2007 at 3:55 pm

Just back from PBS showcase in Dallas, where we got a preview of Ken Burns’ THE WAR, coming this Fall, as well as what’s coming up on AMERICAN MASTERS (Les Paul!!! … finally), AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, NOVA, FRONTLINE and more. BANISHED, a film by Marco Williams that screened at this year’s Nashville Film Festival, is coming […]