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Miss Lambe and the Black Experience in Georgian England: Episode 3, Sanditon Review

Miss Lambe, introduced in Episode 1 at the assembly ball, is an intriguing character – a new one for Jane Austen that she intended to explore in depth before she abandoned her manuscript due to illness. By the Regency era, the British Empire had...
From: Jane Austen's World on 20 Jan 2020

Sanditon, Episodes One & Two Review: PBS Masterpiece: as inspired by Jane Austen’s last unfinished novel

Sanditon on PBS Masterpiece exceeded my expectations in some respects and not in others. It seems that a mixed reaction to this mini-series is not unusual. Many viewers in the UK loved it. Many did not. Some loathed it. Reading and hearing the opinions...
From: Jane Austen's World on 13 Jan 2020

Andrew Davies’s Les Miserables

Lily Collins as Fantine, holding Mailow Defoy as the child Cosette (Episode 2) Dominic West as the elusive mayor (Episode 2) Andrew Davies produces video masterpieces as regularly as other people simply go out to a movie, and in the last few years or...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 26 May 2019

E. M. Forster’s Howards End and A Room with a View

by Dora Carrington, oil on canvas, 1920 E. M. Forster by Dora Carrington, oil on canvas, 1920 “But in public who shall express the unseen adequately? It is private life that holds out the mirror to infinity; personal intercourse, and that alone,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 29 Nov 2018

A spring syllabus: Sexual and Marital Conflicts in Anthony Trollope

Louis (Oliver Dimsdale) and Emily (Laura Fraser) in later confrontation (2004 BBC/WBGH, scripted Andrew Davies) A Syllabus For a course at the Oscher LifeLong Learning Institute at George Mason University Day: Seven Wednesday mornings, 11:50 to 1:15 pm,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 9 Mar 2018

Downton Abbey Sixth Season 5 & 6: And they all lived happily ever after despite the occasional strain

The best moments are the quiet ones: characters walking and talking, so here are Mr and Mrs Bates off to work (Brendan Coyle and Joanne Froggart) Mr Moseley in the village square self-reflexively selling tickets to come see …. Friends and remarkably...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 11 Feb 2016

Pride and Prejudice 1995: 20 years Later

I used to regard A&E as one of the premier cable channels in the U.S. Known then as the Arts and Entertainment Network, it ran such prestigious shows as the 6-hr 1995 adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Inspector Morse, Midsommer...
From: Jane Austen's World on 11 Oct 2015

Upstairs and Downstairs: British Costume Drama TV, Forsyte Saga to Downton Abbey (1)

Dear friends and readers, Way back in December 2014 I announced the publication of this volume, edited by James Leggott and Julie Ann Taddeo, in which my own essay on “Epistolarity and Masculinity in Davies’s Trollope Adaptations” appeared....
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 12 Apr 2015

A treat has been published: Upstairs and Downstairs: British Costume Drama from The Forsyte Saga to Downton Abbey

Dear friends and readers, If you are in historical films, costume dramas, mini-series, TV films, 19th to early 20th century classic and serious novels as adapted by British TV, this book should be just your thing. I, for one, find Elizabeth McGovern...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 17 Dec 2014

Rebecca Eaton, Making Masterpiece (Theater): A telling history

Maggie Smith between scenes Dear friends and readers, I somehow suspect my phrase of praise for Rebecca Eaton and Patricia Mulcahy’s Making Masterpiece that it fulfills the once famous goals of Lord Reith or the BBC to “educate, inform, entertain”...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 8 Jul 2014

Anthologies and mini-series for now

From Andrew Davies’s mini-series Mr Selfridge (based on Lindy Woodhead’s Shopping, Seduction, and Mr Selfridge I do not believe in recovery. The past, with its pleasures, its rewards, its foolishness, its punishments, is there for each of...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 9 Dec 2013

Andrew Davies’s “little quarrels” with Anthony Trollope

TWWLN (Pt 2, Ep 12): fierce quarrel between Paul Montague (Cillian Murphy) and Roger Carbury (Douglas Hodge) Dear friends and readers, I am happy to be able to say the paper on “Masculinity and Epistolarity in Andrew Davies’s Trollope films”...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 9 Oct 2013

Three Essays on Trollope on the Victorian Web

The Allington Estate, big & small house & grounds (The Small House at Allington) Dear friends and readers, I’m delighted to be able to announce a third essay by me on Anthony Trollope is now on the Victorian Web. The latest is my Mapping...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 31 Jul 2013

Andrew Davies’s Vanity Fair: an exploration of masculinity

Marquis of Steyne (Gerard Murphy) the one strong man in the film who sees through Becky (Natasha Little) as a liar, thief but wants her intensely (1998 BBC/A&E Vanity Fair, scripted Andrew Davies, directed Marc Munden) The Marquis of Steyne (Gabriel...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 24 Jul 2013

Returning to Trollope via maps, televisuality & Australia (!)

David Suchet as Melmotte facing them all (from Davies’s 2001 TWWLN adaptation — in the last phase Suchet has in mind Charles Laughton’s moving performance as Quasimodo) Dear friends and readers, I’ve returned to Trollope with...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 23 Mar 2013

“A revolutionary view of Trollope and why we read him …

The photo is by Margaret Cameron, the hat the one Trollope traveled in and the emails for him and his characters invented by me Dear friends and readers, It’s never too late. I’ve had a third official — published — review of my...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 16 Jan 2013

Debt in Victorian novels: again Trollope and other Victorian novelists

Phineas (Donal McCann) famously humiliated and harassed by Mr Clarkson (Sidney Bromley) who urges him “Do Be Punctual” (Pallisers 4:7) Dear friends and readers, Another in the same spirit as my last. Again on Victoria someone asked for citations...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 23 Sep 2012

The Rake’s Progress, Wolf Trap; Emilie, Lincoln Center, 2012

Hogarth, the first of 9 engravings, “The Heir” Stravinsky, Auden, the last scene, “Madness” Dear friends and readers, In the last couple of days I’ve watched two operas based on 18th century sources: Kim Witman’s production...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 13 Aug 2012

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The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

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