Rebroadcast of Masterpiece Sense and Sensibility

Morahan and Wakefield
Hattie Morahan as Elinor Dashwood and
Charity Wakefield as Marianne Dashwood

Masterpiece Classic on PBS will present a season of Austen, Dickens, Bronte, and Hardy adaptations in 2009. Sense and Sensibility (which premiered in 2008) will be rebroadcast in two parts, on February 1 and 8, 2009. Check the local listings for your PBS station to see the times in your area. JASNA Past President Joan Ray will lead an online discussion of this adaptation February 2-13.

The most recent issue of Persuasions On-Line includes an essay discussing the portrayal of Elinor Dashwood. The essay is entitled A Thoroughly Elinor Sort of Way: Elinor’s Sensibility in Masterpiece’s Sense and Sensibility, by Daniel R. Mangiavellano.

The portrayal of Colonel Brandon is the subject of a first place essay in JASNA’s 2008 essay contest: Colonel Brandon: Hero in a Flannel Waistcoat, by Mary E. Chiapetta.