Adaptation #113: Little Women Meet World

header113Jess and Kendyl discuss Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, remembering how they felt reading it in younger years and how their opinions have changed.

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For a similar discussions, check out our episodes on Frankenstein MD, Emma, And Then There Were None, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.

SHOW NOTES:

Music by DropVox

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Main Discussion

Little Women

-By Louisa May Alcott

-Published in two volumes in 1868 and 69

-Followed by Little Men and then Jo’s Boys

Shout Outs

Darlingeyre17 on tumbr: “Love the music to the musical, especially this song. [Link to How I Am] I also grew up with the 1990s movie-Susan Sarandon is my surrogate mother and Amy is my spirit animal. ”

themarchfamilyletters on tumblr: “our showrunner’s personal favourite, the french intro to the 1987 anime adaptation. Sorry, she’s obsessed.”

The March Family Letters

-currently airing on Youtube

-Produced by Cherrydale Productions

-Showrunner: Sarah Shelson

-Director: Megan MacKay

-Starring Alex Kerr, Cassidy Civiero, Jessica Allen and Nicole Girth

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Previous episode: The Last/Spook’s Apprentice by Joseph Delaney
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3 responses to “Adaptation #113: Little Women Meet World

  1. This episode really made me want to reread Little Women!–and also it made me wonder if the version I read growing up was abridged too, since I didn’t remember some of the stuff you talked about at all!

    One thing, though. The March Family Letters isn’t a Pemberley Digital production. It’s being distributed by PD, but it’s being made by a Canadian production company called Cherrydale Productions.

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    • Thanks for letting us know! I put the production company in the show notes and we’ll make sure that we clarify that when we cover the series in the future.

      If I remember correctly, the abridged version makes a lot of the same cuts that the movies do, so it can be really weird when you get into the unabridged. Like, Meg and Ned Moffat were almost a thing… I know we were talking about how quickly it seems the girls grow up in the book, but there is definitely a lot of interim stuff that goes on it their childhood that makes it more gradual.

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