Friday, October 28, 2011

Latest Additions to Suggestions List (Updated 10/28/11)

 I've gotten a very good response for suggestions for the 2nd Period Drama Heroine Tournament. Been a little quiet the past couple of days, though. Here are the latest additions!

Danielle De Barbarac (Ever After: A Cinderella Story)
Maid Marian (Robin Hood)

Current List
Esther Summerson (Bleak House)
Bella Wilfer (Our Mutual Friend)
Lizzie Hexam (Our Mutual Friend)
Madeline Bray (Nicholas Nickleby)
Kate Nickleby (Nicholas Nickleby)
Lorna Doone (Lorna Doone)
Mirah Lapidoth (Daniel Deronda)
Gwendolen Fairfax (The Importance of Being Earnest)
Cecily Cardew (The Importance of Being Earnest)
Dorothea Brooke (Middlemarch)
Eleanor Tilney (Northanger Abbey)
Meg March (Little Women)
Jo March (Little Women)
Beth March (Little Women)
Amy March (Little Women)
Marguerite Blakney (The Scarlet Pimpernel)
Lady Violet (Downton Abbey)
Anne Taylor Weston (Emma)
Deborah Jenkyns (Cranford)
Helen Graham (The Tenant of Wildfell Hall)
Catherine Earnshaw (Wuthering Heights)
Tess Durbeyfield (Tess of the D'Urbevilles)
Beatrice (Much Ado About Nothing)
Portia (Merchant of Venice)
Diana Barry (Anne of Green Gables)
Tzeitel (Fiddler on the Roof)
Miss Browning (Wives and Daughters) -- both?
Sara Stanley (Road to Avonlea)
Ada Clare (Bleak House)
Edith Adelon (The Inheritance)
Louisa Musgrove (Persuasion)
Lucie Manette (A Tale of Two Cities)
Agnes Wickfield (David Copperfield)
Esmerelda (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
Amelia Sedley (Vanity Fair)
Catherine Linton (Wuthering Heights)
Beatrix Potter (Miss Potter)
Felicity King (Road to Avonlea)
Cosette (Les Miserables)
Peggy Bell (Return to Cranford)
Laura Ingalls Wilder (Little House On The Prairie)
Emily Byrd Starr (Emily of New Moon)
Bathsheba Everdene (Far From the Madding Crowd)
Lucy Honeychurch (A Room With A View)
Sara Crew (A Little Princess)
Mary Lennox (The Secret Garden)
Queen Elizabeth, wife of George VI (The King's Speech)
Dorothy Stanbury (He Knew He Was Right)
Bessy Higgins (North & South)
Olivia King Dale (Road to Avonlea)
Hetty King (Road to Avonlea)
Roxanne (Cyrano de Bergerac)
Wenneveria (Pendragon: Sword of His Father)
Buttercup (Princess Bride)
Mary Lennox (The Secret Garden)
Sara Crewe (A Little Princess)
Caddie Woodlawn (Caddie Woodlawn)
Charlotte Lucas (Pride and Prejudice) 
Danielle De Barbarac (Ever After: A Cinderella Story)
Maid Marian (Robin Hood)

There are only three days left for suggestions! If you have a suggestion for the poll, make your suggestion now! (or soon)

God Bless,
 God Bless, Miss Elizabeth Bennet


  1. Thanks for adding Danielle De Barbarac.

  2. Mademoiselle ChristineOctober 28, 2011 at 10:46 PM

    In the book Daniel Deronda, they spell her name Mirah, a Hebrew name meaning light. Just thought I would let you know.

    Jodhi May did a pretty good job as MIrah; but she was a character that I believe is pretty hard to do justice to. As always I believe the book was much, much better; though I do enjoy period dramas!

  3. Ella,
    You're welcome!

    Mademoiselle Christine,
    Thank you for that! I hadn't realized that I had put it in wrong. It's all fixed now. Thanks again!

  4. Mademoiselle ChristineOctober 29, 2011 at 12:21 AM

    Perhaps Caddy Jellyby & Lady Dedlock from Bleak House; Miss Buck, Lady Maud Holland, Lady Agnes Holland, Lady Persephone Towne, Mrs. Thackeray, Rachel Perlmutter, & Ivy Morris from Upstairs Downstairs; Lady Mary, Lady Edith & Lady Sybil Crawley, the Dowager Countess Grantham, Mrs. Isobel Crawley, Gwen, Anna, Daisy, Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. Patmore, even Miss O'Brien?! from Downton Abbey?? Just thought I would suggest a few! ;)

    Or you could even have a tournament of the older ladies from period films, in the future. Some of them are very well loved characters.

  5. Mademoiselle Christine,
    I'll accept all of those except O'Brien since she was more of a villain. Lady Mary, Lady Edith, and Lady Sybill are already in the running. Thanks!


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