Premiered Monday, December 28, 2009 on PBS 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, is firmly established. Raised among reformers, iconoclasts and Transcendentalists, the intellectual protégé of Ralph Waldo Emerson and […]
Watch six scenes from Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women.
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“.
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 Women’.
The following interview is an excerpt from Brookline Access TV, conducted by host Daniel Berman on September 26, 2008.
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 old enough, they press the book on their little Megs, Josephines, Beths, and Amys; often it is the same copy they read with their […]
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 modern woman who happened to live 150 years ago, when photography was in its infancy and film only a dream. Most of my films […]