Anticipating masterpieces

Oh my, I am loving Sunday evenings this winter!  PBS + Masterpiece Classics are treating us to some fabulous offerings.  Have you been watching?  

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Emma (3 parts: January 24-February 7, 2010) 

"Let's cheer ourselves up; let us think of superior men..." (p.s. I love the wallpaper in Emma's house.)


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The 39 Steps (February 28, 2010)

Ah, Rupert Penry-Jones + the hilarious Hitchcock-inspired play, which I was lucky to catch in London a couple of years ago and this fall in NYC. Can't wait.

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Diary of Anne Frank  (April 11, Holocaust Remembrance Day) + Video Diary project 

Maddy and her friend are currently making a movie based on the Diary of Anne Frank for a social studies project. Do you remember the first time you read it?  "In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart." Heartbreaking, poignant, inspiring. I think I need to pull out the book and read it again this spring.

Catch the rest of the most excellent schedule here, including encore presentations of Sense & Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, and some interesting new ones.  Bravo, BBC/PBS/WGBH!

And now, back to the 21st century and I'm off to take the girls to the (thankfully not Jane Austen-era) dentist.