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Debut Director Douglas McGrath on Adapting Jane Austen

Director and writer of the film version of Jane Austen's "Emma," Douglas McGrath. Already known as a playwright, screenwriter and columnist, this is his debut as a director. "Emma" is generally regarded as Austen's most accomplished and wittiest novel--a matchmaker doing all the wrong things for all the right reasons. McGrath is author of the New Republic column, "Flapjack File."


Other segments from the episode on August 13, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 13, 1996: Interview with Barbara Hendricks; Interview with Douglas McGrath; Review of the novels "The Angry Ones" by John A. Williams and "The Scene" by Clarence…


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