Reviews of the Little Women Masterpiece series (warning — spoilers!)

The reviews are coming in fast and furious! Here are some I have seen so far: CNN Entertainment ‘Little Women’ gets a 21st-century makeover https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/11/entertainment/little-women-review/index.html NY Times ‘Little Women,’ Through British Eyes https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/11/arts/television/little-women-review-pbs-masterpiece.html Valley News Adaptation of ‘Little Women’ Starts Slowly, but Rises on Its Stars http://www.vnews.com/A-new–Little-Women–stumbles-on-the-path-to-2018-but-it-eventually-gets-there-17457911 Vaniety Fair Why the Cult of Jo March …

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A blend of reverence and relevance: Previews of the Little Women Masterpiece series

Excitement is building as details are revealed about the upcoming Little Women series on PBS’ acclaimed Masterpiece. It will air on May 13th and 20th at 8 p.m. EST. I have pre-screened the series and will write more about my impressions as we come closer to the air date. I also have an exclusive interview …

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Why Little Women still matters: A review of Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy by Anne Boyd Rioux

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of a classic read by millions around the globe. Written by Louisa May Alcott, a writer under duress fulfilling the assignment of an insistent publisher, Little Women, in the words of Anne Boyd Rioux is the “paradigmatic book about growing up, especially for the female half …

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Review: Little Women on Masterpiece, Part One (spoiler alert)

Little Women on Masterpiece is a series that grew on me; it took two viewings to fully appreciate it. As mentioned in my previous post, this is an adaption worthy of reflection and study for there is much beneath the surface. In listening to Heidi Thomas describe her reading of Little Women, I was struck …

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First thoughts on the upcoming Little Women series on Masterpiece

As the date for Little Women on Masterpiece nears, I wanted to share a few thoughts on this three-part series (hopefully without giving away spoilers). I was fortunate to have received an advance copy from Laura Garvey of WGBH in Boston and for that, I am grateful. Reactions from across the sea A lot of …

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Important blogs to know about regarding the Alcotts

There are two wonderful sites that you need to see: Little Women 150 One is by noted Alcott scholars Anne Phillips and Gregory Eiselein called Little Women 150: Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women: A 150th Anniversary Celebration. The blog will feature weekly posts covering each chapter, written by Phillips and Eiselein along with other contributors …

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Merry Christmas from Orchard House (and from me!) – a look back over an extraordinary year, and a look ahead

2017 has been a banner year for Alcott fans (and more is promised in 2018 and 2019 as the 150th anniversary of the publication of Little Women looms). As a result it has also been quite the year for this blog! Especially within the last several months, the growth of readership has been extraordinary. I …

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