Have you ever wondered how your favorite novel is transformed into your newest favorite mini-series? Why are some characters more destined for the screen than others? What is the process of visualizing and bringing to life characters such as Jo from Louisa May Alcott’s classic Little Women or Hercule Poirot from Agatha Christie’s captivating mysteries? Visit the Boston Public Library or watch WGBH’s livestream on Facebook this Monday at 1PM to hear Masterpiece executive producer Rebecca Eaton discuss the journey from page to projection, why certain novels work so well on the small screen, and which novels could possibly be transformed next. This interview is part of a series of panels presented by WGBH in connection with The Great American Read.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.