As if Downton Abbey weren't enough...PBS Masterpiece just released a teaser trailer for it's modern adaptation of Great Expectations premiering April 1st, & 8th. Of course, this adaptation was made in celebration of Dickens's 200th birthday which you should have heard of by now. There's lots going on round the world to celebrate and lots in your own back yard with the Dickens in Lowell yearlong celebration.
This Masterpiece adaptation of Great Expectations is the perfect opportunity for you to get a jump-start in advance of our Lowell Reads Great Expectations program this June-August. That is if you don't mind spoiling the reading experience. After all, there was a recent article in the Boston Globe's Braniac section that claims spoilers actually make stories better. It releives the anxiety of the unknown, or something like that.