Wow, these have been a couple of busy months. I finally had time to finish up the April tag and answer the May tag for The Period Drama Challenge at Old-Fashioned Charm. I combined both tags into one post.
1. What period dramas have you watched in April?
|From Nicholas Nickleby (2002)|
2. Have you ever watched a period drama where the characters time traveled between eras (i.e. Somewhere In Time, Lost In Austen, From Time To Time)?
|From Time to Time|
Note: Since writing this answer, I have seen Somewhere in Time and reviewed it.
3. What historical era is your favorite and why?
Numerous eras. I'd say my top three are the Regency Era, Georgian Era, and the 1910s and mainly because of the fashions.
4. How many William Shakespeare film adaptations have you seen?
I know I intend to watch a couple and have seen only a few.
I've seen bits and pieces of the Romeo and Juliet from the 60s and the modern take with Leonardo DiCaprio in high school. Romeo and Juliet is my least favorite Shakespeare play, so that's probably why I've never seen a version of Romeo and Juliet all the way through: I haven't gone out of my way to see one all the way through.
I remember in high school watching this version of A Midsummer Night's Dream. It was okay, but I did think that it was a little too mature for a PG-13 rating. I think the only thing I was thrilled about was the father from the 80s show ALF being in there.
I've seen the Sir Laurence Olivier Hamlet from the 40s (reviewed it!). It was an okay version of Hamlet.
I did see Shakespeare in Love, but it was probably more invention than reality. I don't recommend it.
I saw a modern version of Macbeth for my Shakespeare class. Between the poor sound quality and the changes from the original play, I wouldn't recommend it.
5. If a new biographical film based on the life of your favorite classic author were made would you rejoice or be the first to sign a "do not make this film" petition?
I haven't watched much in May (due to my busy schedule).
and reviewed it). It took a while to like it, but I did get to the point where I could say that I enjoyed it. Despite that, I don't think that it deserved a second series...
The Mill on the Floss. This was the second adaptation of The Mill on the Floss that I've seen (the first one was one from the late 70s). It's one of those stories where I grow an attachment to the characters and the story, but then the ending just ruined it.
2. Do you enjoy period drama set murder mysteries (such as Hercule Poirot or Sherlock Holmes)?
3. If you could choose any period drama character's wardrobe to wear for a day, which character would you choose?
|I love Lizzy's white gown here! I even made a replica of it.|
4. Have you ever watched a period drama solely because your favorite actor was in it?
5. How many Louisa May Alcott adaptations have you seen?
Just Little Women (1994). I would like to see The Inheritance at some point, though.