News and Links Roundup

It's Thursday, which means it's time for the latest JASP happenings and links from around the web.



Teachers: Scholarship deadline extension

If you're a teacher and you've been thinking of applying for a scholarship to attend JASP, we've got great news: We've extended the application deadline to March 21! ALL middle and high school teachers may apply. Learn more here, and apply here. Psst: Know a teacher who'd be interested? Help us spread the word!



Sign up for workshops and tea

If you missed it, registration is open for our sewing and creative writing workshops AND for our popular Sunday tea. Spots for all of these events are limited, and require an additional fee and advance registration. What are you waiting for? Learn to make a toque! Hone your writing skills! Drink some tea! Also: Sign up here. (Remember: You MUST be registered for JASP to register for these events.)


ICYMI on the blog

This week we compiled a list of actors who have done double duty -- starring in Austen AND Shakespeare adaptations. Is your favorite screen actor mentioned?


Jane Austen & Co. webinars

Jane Austen & Co. continues its free "Asia & the Regency" webinar series with Dr. Markman Ellis discussing "Jane Austen and the British Way of Tea" on March 24, and Dr. Karen Tei Yamashita discussing her book "Sansei and Sensibility," recounting her love of Jane Austen and her experiences as a third-generation Japanese American, on April 21. RSVP here. If you missed any of JA&Co.'s lectures, you can find them on our YouTube channel.


Spotted on the Web ...

Here's the teaser for the new Austen/"Bridgerton"-inspired dating reality show "Courtship," premiering on NBC this Sunday, March 6.


And here's the trailer for season 2 of "Bridgerton," coming to Netflix on March 25.


If you're in New York this summer, you can catch Danai Gurira as the title character in "Richard III," part of Public Theater's in free Shakespeare in the Park series. You may have seen Gurira -- also an acclaimed playwright -- acting in films such as "Black Panther" and TV shows like "The Walking Dead."


Speaking of Shakespeare ... this is a list of the 10 Best Shakespeare Adaptations, Ranked According to Letterboxd (think of Letterboxd as GoodReads but for movies).


Why We Need Jane Austen Now: A Plea for Humor and Sanity


If you live in the Cincinnati area, an exhibit of costumes from Jane Austen films is coming your way this summer.


Mark your calendars: On March 17 at 4 p.m. (EDT): Jane Austen's House presents a free recorded conversation about adaptations, featuring playwright Laura Wade, actor/director Samuel West and Austen expert Professor Kathryn Sutherland. West played Mr. Elliot in 1995's "Persuasion" and currently stars in "All Creatures Great and Small." Info here.