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Jane Austen Society of North America
Puget Sound Region

Program of Events

Shakespeare and Jane Austen

How Shakespearean references, themes, and characters influenced and inspired Jane Austen’s work

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Sunday, April 14, 2024 - 2 pm
St. Margaret's Episcopal Church
Bristol Hall Room
4228 Factoria Blvd, Bellevue


We are pleased to have Shakespearean scholar Leah Adcock-Starr present her research on how Shakespearean references, themes, and characters have influenced and inspired Jane Austen’s works.

Leah is a Shakespeare scholar, director, and theatre educator. She has directed plays for Seattle Shakespeare, Intiman, and the Civic Rep among others. When not directing, she trains dogs, teaches Shakespeare (and other theatrical things) and she is the founding Artistic Director of the Off-Road Shakespeare Company; a troupe of artists, activists, and clowns that perform plays for audiences in transitional housing, shelters, community centers, and libraries in the Seattle Metro Area.

Leah holds BAs in Theatre Arts and Theology from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN and an MFA in Directing from the University of Washington.

We are busy planning future meetings - if you have an idea for a meeting, please let us know. As of this past summer, we do not have a Programs chair, and we very much need one, two or three folks to step up for the good of the region.  Please consider taking on this creative and always fun position.

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