Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women

The Woman Behind Little Women

Special encore broadcast airing May 20 in honor of “Little Women on Masterpiece” and “The Great American Read” on PBS Originally aired in 2009 Louisa May Alcott, the author of Little Women, is an almost universally recognized name.  Her reputation as a morally upstanding New England spinster, reflecting the conventional propriety of mid-19th century Concord, […]

Scenes from the Film

Watch six scenes from Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women.

Interview Outtakes from the Film

Watch interview outtakes from leading Louisa May Alcott scholars, including Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Geraldine Brooks (March) and John Matteson (Eden’s Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father). —- Update: Don’t miss John Matteson’s recent essay in Humanities, “Little Woman: The Devlish, dutiful daughter, Louisa May Alcott“.

Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women

Q&A with Nancy Porter & Harriet Reisen

Special encore broadcast airing May 20 in honor of “Little Women on Masterpiece” and “The Great American Read” on PBS Originally aired in 2009 December 14, 2009 — Director Nancy Porter, producer Harriet Reisen, and actress Elizabeth Marvel field questions from the audience at the premiere screening of Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind ‘Little […]

Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women

Interview with Director Nancy Porter & Writer Harriet Reisen

Special encore broadcast airing May 20 in honor of “Little Women on Masterpiece” and “The Great American Read” on PBS Originally aired in 2009 The following interview is an excerpt from Brookline Access TV, conducted by host Daniel Berman on September 26, 2008.

Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women

The Character of Jo March

Special encore broadcast airing May 20 in honor of “Little Women on Masterpiece” and “The Great American Read” on PBS Originally aired in 2009 For many girls, Little Women is a reading experience so stirring and lasting in impact that as adults they name their baby daughters after the characters. When they judge their daughters […]

Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women

Director’s Statement

Special encore broadcast airing May 20 in honor of “Little Women on Masterpiece” and “The Great American Read” on PBS Originally aired in 2009 If you met her, you might think Louisa May Alcott was a contemporary. The challenge of Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women was to make a film about a […]