Middlemarch: The Series
by Rebecca Shoptaw '18
This web series reimagines George Eliot’s Victorian novel “Middlemarch” at a contemporary liberal arts college. As in shows like “Carmilla” and “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries,” the characters operate the camera. It all begins in the fall of Dot Brooke’s sophomore year, when she decides to make a documentary about her life and the lives of her friends. Over the course of six months, the documentary expands to include an eccentric - and gender-bent - cast of characters, who are all just beginning to figure out who they are and what they want. The series will be published episode by episode on YouTube (at https://www.youtube.com/c/middlemarchtheseries) on March 15th.The first 9 episodes will be screened at the Whitney Humanities Center on March 5th.