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Subject: Austen's Emma Part 3
Date Posted: 1/27/2010 11:20 PM ET
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Masterpiece Theater on PBS-TV will air  Part 3 of a classy dramatization of Emma next Sunday evening, Feb. 7.  Even if you haven't watched the earlier parts, this is worth your attention.  If you've read the book about this brash young Englishwoman with a bit of yenta in her personality, you will have no trouble recalling what led to Part 3.

After Emma,  I will return to my second Challenge selection, Middlemarch.   I interrupted it in order to read Emma (my fourth Austen novel). ( I don't know whether I'll ever get around to the other two Austen novels, Mansfield Park, and Northanger Abbey, though.) 

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Date Posted: 1/28/2010 12:09 PM ET
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I watched part one last Sunday and thought it was very good. I have not read Emma but may pick it up later this year.

Date Posted: 1/28/2010 8:51 PM ET
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I thought part one was excellent, I especially loved the chemistry between the two leads, like in the argument they had after Emma makes her friend refuse a marriage proposal- the perfect blend of thought-provoking dialogue & charming banter, Jane Austen adaptation at its best.

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Date Posted: 1/30/2010 4:42 PM ET
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Vanessa, I agree this adaptation is superb and the actors are refreshing without all that hollywood banter.  Loving it!  Donna

Date Posted: 1/31/2010 11:06 AM ET
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If anyone missed Part 1, it's available through March 9 at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/emma/watch.html.  I had my husband set the DVR for Part 1, but we mistakenly set it for one hour (I think that it lasted two hours).  I have never read Emma and, as usual for me, I want to read it first.  So, sometime before March 9, I'll read the book, watch the first hour on my TV, watch the second hour on the computer, and watch Parts 2 and 3 (which I'm recording tonight) back on TV.  Oh, the complications of planning my life!

Date Posted: 2/8/2010 12:45 PM ET
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My daughter and I left a Super Bowl party early last night to watch the final episode. :)  (Priorities!)  Normally, I'd have my computer digitally record it, but that computer happened to bite the dust on Saturday.  We were very happy with this version, and are looking forward to the next one:  Northanger Abbey.