This past Sunday saw another new version of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park introduced. Reviews are mixed due to the appalling lack of dialogue written by Miss Austen herself! That said, this version (MP3) did at least follow the plot of the novel unlike MP2. I found myself missing the gorgeous scenery from MP2. At least the hero, played by Blake Ritson, was good to look at! Check out the cast pictures and plot synopsis at the Masterpiece site.
Next Sunday a new biopic of Jane is offered, called "Miss Austen Regrets." I can't wait to see it. Olivia Williams, who played Jane Fairfax in Emma 2, plays Miss Austen in this film. Check out the cast at the Masterpiece site which has a wealth of knowledge for the devoted Janeite!
Don't be shy about leaving your comments about the production and please join us at the Jane Austen Book Club on February 11th at 6:00 pm in the McIntyre room at Carnegie. Tea and cakes will be served as usual.