Sunday, January 20, 2008

Hello, Mr. Darcy ...

If you love Jane Austen and/or Masterpiece Theater, you will get excited by 'The Complete Jane Austen' series that is showing on PBS through April 6th on Sunday evenings. Tonight is Northanger Abbey at 8 pm central. Of course, my all-time favorite Jane Austen is Pride & Prejudice, and I specifically love the Masterpiece Theater version.

Have you ever watched Pride & Prejudice with Laurence Olivier and Greer Garson from 1940? Personally, I like the costumes and sets to be at least semi-accurate to the time period setting of the story. I felt like I was watching the musical Oklahoma for British literature fans.

So, grab a cup of Earl Grey and enjoy!

3 comments:

Kerri said...

Thanks for the heads up on this. We are avid Masterpiece Theater lovers, but miss most of the time. We did just watch in the last few weeks the M P Theaters version of Charlotte Bronte's work of "Jane Eyre". It was phenomenal.

Denise said...

Yes, I counted down for weeks, but now I am torturing myself by just recording them and waiting until I re-read the ones that are not fresh in my mind. I did re-read Northanger Abbey just a few months ago, though, so it is a "go".

Cynda said...

I've been thoroughly enjoying the movies, too! My online summer book club, Reading Across the Genres, will feature all things Austen. We don't start reading till June, but I'll be sure to include you all in the invite.