Emma Woodhouse has a rigid sense of propriety as regards matrimonial alliances. Unfortunately she insists on matchmaking for her less forceful friend, Harriet, and so causes her to come to grief. Through the sharp words of Mr. Knightley, and the example of the opinionated Mrs. Elton, someone not unlike herself, Emma's attitudes begin to soften... Written by
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The year is approximately 1815, yet Jane Fairfax sings an Italian song composed in 1857. See more
[Knightley speaks of Frank Churchill who will be going to London
To get his hair cut?
Dashing Away with the Smoothing Iron
Traditional English folk song
[incorporated in the score as Emma and Harriet meet Mr. Martin] See more