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2022 ~ Jane Austen & Shakespeare

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Our 2022 Jane Austen Summer Program convened in person for the first time since 2019. This year's event focused on Jane Austen's Mansfield Park as well as Shakespeare's King Lear and All's Well That Ends Well.

Speakers included Pamela A. Bond  on the laws of dress, Barbara M. Benedict on material culture, Deborah C. Payne on Shakespeare on the Georgian stage, Dan Macey on Elizabethan and Regency food traditions, Lori Mulligan Davis on sight and silence in Mansfield Park and King Lear, and a lecture and musical performance by Stephen Alltop and Josefien Stoppelenburg.

The event also included toque workshops, creative writing workshops, teacher forums and a Regency dognapping mystery game at the Ackland Art Museum. It also marked the inaugural year of our new teacher initiative JASP+.

Readings & Doings

Sarah Rose Kearns and Lesley Peterson led our creative writing workshops, while Hope Greenberg taught participants how to create a bespoke toque. Participants also enjoyed a musical performance by Stephen Alltop and Josefien Stoppelenburg that included the world premiere of a song titled "You Pierce My Soul," by composer Stacy Garrop.

Our readings:

"Mansfield Park," Penguin Classics
"King Lear," Folger Shakespeare Library
"All's well That Ends Well," Folger Shakespeare Library

Suggested viewings:
“Mansfield Park” (1999)
“A Thousand Acres” (1997)