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Register now for JASP 2022: 'Austen & Shakespeare'

Did you hear? Registration is now open for the 2022 Jane Austen Summer Program! Centering on "Austen & Shakespeare," this year's JASP will delve into the influences and legacies of the two iconic authors through our exploration of "Mansfield Park," "All's Well That Ends Well" and "King Lear." Speakers include food historian Dan Macey discussing culinary traditions in the Elizabethan and Regency periods; UNC professor Pamela Bond on fashion and historical costumes; Trinity College professor Barbara Benedict on material culture in Austen and Shakespeare; and Deborah C. Payne exploring theater culture from Shakespeare to Austen. In addition, the program will host small-group discussions for attendees, allowing them to their ideas in intimate settings. We also have hands-on workshops to stir your creativity. Want to write your own theatrical adaptation of a work? Try a creative writing workshop. Interested in sewing? We've got you covered.

In the evenings, participants can take in our annual madcap theatrical, have cocktails at a local bar and -- new this year -- solve a Regency Murder Mystery at a local art museum. And you can cap off the whole weekend with an elegant afternoon tea. (Some activities require additional fees.) The early bird price of $420 will be available to the first 50 registrants. After that, the price increases to $465. Registration for teachers and students (K-12) is $250. Teacher scholarships will be available; stay tuned for details. Get a sneak peek at activities on our tentative schedule. Read up on our scheduled speakers. Or learn more about JASP on our FAQ page.

We hope you'll join us for what is sure to be a fun, informative long weekend with Jane Austen and the Bard.

JASP COVID policy Proof of full vaccination and booster(s) against COVID-19 is required to attend the 2022 Jane Austen Summer Program. Please present proof at the registration desk when you check in. During JASP, we will follow all current CDC recommendations regarding masks and other protocols.


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