Chawton House Library
21
Jun

How Jane Austen loved the theatre

Chawton House Library welcomes Dr Paula Byrne, author of the most recent biography of Jane Austen, The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things (2013)

Regency Week

Comic Muse: How Jane Austen loved the theatre, and why Hollywood loves her

As part of our Regency Week celebrations, Chawton House Library welcomes Dr Paula Byrne, author of the most recent biography of Jane Austen, The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things (2013). In her talk, she will explore Austen's lifelong love of the theatre, and her continuing popularity on stage and screen today.

Paula Byrne is an author and biographer. Her first book was Jane Austen and the Theatre (2002), and since then she has published bestselling biographies of Austen (2013), Evelyn Waugh (2009), and Mary Robinson (2005), and the tie-in book to the award-winning movie, Belle, the true story of the daughter of a slave who was brought up by the Lord Chief Justice of England in the years leading up to Abolition.

Event Details

Date/Time

Wednesday 21 June 2017, from 6.30pm until 8.30pm

Location

Chawton House Library, Chawton, Hampshire, GU34 1SJ

Admission

Tickets: £11; Students / Friends £8.50 (includes drinks and canapés)

Further information

Further information is available on the website www.chawtonhouselibrary.org

The Jane Austen Regency Week is run on a non-commercial basis by a group of volunteers and participating organisations. It is funded through ticket sales, grants from Alton Town Council and East Hampshire District Council, and by advertisers in our programme.

Details of all Jane Austen Regency Week events are available on the website www.janeaustenregencyweek.co.uk

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