Joe Wright’s Pride and Prejudice (2005)

Jane Austen month kicks off here at Lost In Drama and it’s all about the adaptations of her treasured novels. We’re beginning with the most beloved of her novels, Pride and Prejudice, and focusing on its most recent direct adaptation - director Joe Wright’s 2005 film… If you were to ask a rough selection of die-hard Austen fans, they’d doubtless name the 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice as the best adaptation of the author’s most popular work, featuring the…

The 5 Best Modern Interpretations of Classic Texts

Traditional period dramas are beloved for their accurate historical costumes and otherworldly setting of different manners and perspectives. However, when you take their literary sources and transplant it into a world that’s familiar, do they lose their power? Not always. If these adaptations are anything to go by, sometimes a classic text is as comfortable in the 90s and 2000s as it is in its own setting of corsets, letters and no electricity. Here’s the best and why they work… Clueless…

Review: The Crown – Episode 1 “Wolferton Splash”

When it comes to period dramas, we fans are used to being patient. Outnumbered by superhero movies, television quiz shows and Channel 4 ‘documentaries’, we might be lucky enough to get a couple of period drama films or a few episodes per year. Never before have we been able to actually do that coveted Netflix binge with our favourite genre, but thanks to The Crown, bonfire night became less about fireworks than it did about hunkering down on the sofa…

Introduction To Lost In Drama

Welcome to Lost In Drama, an entertainment site devoted to period dramas and classic adaptations on screen. As well as reviews, you can expect news, retrospectives and fun features designed to please those who have dreamt of living in a different time in history. But first, the toughest question - what does this site classify as a period drama? It would seem obvious, since period dramas are by their definition, narratives that either place an emphasis or are distinctly driven by the…