Jane Austen adaptations...
Posted by Kate on April 27, 1998 at 13:56:43:
In response to Davies and P&P script, written by Toril on April 27, 1998 at 13:30:46
] Hi Kate.
] You're quite right about my nationality - I'm impressed.
I just checked your email address - no magic involved!
] About Andrew Davies - he's only human you know. And the English is a very civilised people. The thing is that I'm working on a thesis on Jane Austen adaptations here at the University of Oslo, and I just wrote to Andrew Davies and asked if I could come over and interview him in connection with it. He sent me a very friendly reply with his phone number and everything, and I visited him in Kenilworth where he lives in January.
] I'm afraid I have to dissapoint you about the script for P&P. Andrew Davies has the strange habit of throwing away his scripts when he has finished with them. He had a good look around the house to see if he could find a copy for me, but without any luck. I also met with a producer at the BBC who promised to see if she could find one, but I have not heard anything. Andrew Davies said that Sue Birtwistle might possible have a copy, though, so if you can get a hold a her... As for publishing, I'm fairly certain that those rights belong to the BBC, so you could try to put some pressure on the right department.
Well, this is the most information we have ever managed to get about it, despite many requests. So thank you for providing it!
And Pemberley is of course the premier net source for information about JA adaptations - have you found your way to our Persuasion, Emma, Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice pages?
Posting followups to old messages is disabled; instead go to the main index and post a new message which mentions this one.