Inside the Yale School of Music and the Instruments from Jane Austen’s Time

Walking onto the Yale campus feels as one has stepped back through time. With its historic and impressive Romanesque-style building (that style so beloved of Gothic writers!), one might expect to see the likes of Fanny Burney or Mary Shelley wandering through...

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Norman S. Poser on David Garrick

On Wednesday, March 20th NY Metro co-sponsored an author talk and Q&A at the East Side Shakespeare & Co. bookstore. Norman S. Poser gave an entertaining illustrated presentation about his latest book, The Birth of Modern Theatre: Rivalry, Riots, and Ro...

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“Beyond the Written Word” — An Exploration of Jane Austen’s World: Art, Music and Architecture in the Regency Era

On April 5th-7th, two JASNA Regions, NY Metro and Connecticut, converged at the Omni Hotel in New Haven, Connecticut. We stayed at the Omni Hotel, down the block from the edge of the Yale University Campus. Included in the program were six talks and three tour...

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The Art of Sisters: Tales & Letters by The Brontë’s Review

Jane Austen and the Brontës had much in common: clergymen’s daughters, educated but poor, geniuses in a world with little use for brilliant women. Charlotte was famously dismissive of Austen – “the Passions are perfectly unknown to her.”  But what wo...

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