Exploring Literature and Film
Gay Mohrbacher | March 15, 2011
You love to read and watch movies. Why not combine your passion for both with a PBS Masterpiece Book & Film Club in your library? Gather like-minded patrons to talk about books, film adaptations, costumes, actors, and more.
A Book & Film Club combines the appeal of a book club with the opportunity be a film critic. Masterpiece has provided all the tools you need for your club on its website, including guides with discussion questions, historical context, author features, activities, and even recipes.
For the occasion of the series’ fortieth anniversary, Masterpiece has revamped a full library of book-to-film discussion guides from the archive—find titles ranging from Jane Eyre to The Diary of Anne Frank and Doctor Zhivago.
Sign up for the Masterpiece e-newsletter to receive alerts when new educational materials are posted. The next Masterpiece Book & Film Club addition will address Agatha Christie, as Poirot and Miss Marple episodes air this coming June and July.
Gay Mohrbacher is Educational Outreach Project Director for WGBH, Boston’s public broadcasting station.