The Middle Tennessee Region chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) meets 4-5 times a year. Programs (Sundays at 2 p.m. unless noted) in 2017: Feb. 12: "Don’t Try This at Home: Household Remedies from the Regency Era" by Jo Ann Staples • May 7: "The Duties of a Lady's Maid" • Saturday, June 10: Special meeting with JASNA Mississippi Region in Oxford, MS • Sept. 24: "Hospitality in the Age of Austen" by Scott Juengel • Dec. 10: "Holiday Spirits and Ghosts"
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
"Lovers' Vows" Featured Program in February
Title page of Elizabeth Inchbald's Lovers' Vows (London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1796)
Middle Tennessee Region JASNA Members-
You are cordially invited to a special staged reading of
"Lovers' Vows" *
Place: Vanderbilt Alumni Hall, Room 100**
Time: 4:00-6:00 PM
Date: Feb. 16, 2014
Followed by an optional dinner at Cabana Restaurant***
Dinner Cost: "Dutch-treat"-You pay for you own meal
2. Plan to attend the play and meal at Cabana
(Mildred will make dinner reservations based on RSVP's)
* In 1814 Jane Austen featured Elizabeth Inchbald's popular play, "Lovers' Vows" (1798) into the plot of Mansfield Park.
This very popular, but "racy" play was used because it gave Mary
Crawford and Edmund Bertram scope for talking of love and marriage as
well as provided a pretext for the flirtations of Maria Bertram and
Henry Crawford. The subject matter of "Lovers' Vows" included adultery
and kissing which would have been scandalous topics in polite society of
that day. This short adaptation of "Lover's Vows' directed by Dr.
Andrea Hearn, allows audience members to sit back and enjoy a readers'
theater version of the play featuring actors from Vanderbilt University,
Belmont University and JASNA-Middle TN Region.
**Alumni Hall--See Vanderbilt University Campus Map at: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/map/ (Get on site and type in "Alumni Hall" under Select a Building.)
Easy parking is readily available
near Alumni Hall in the large parking lot of West End United Methodist
Church, 2200 West End Avenue. Park in the church lot, cross West End
Ave. at the crosswalk in front of Vanderbilt Campus. Walk straight into
campus, turn right past Kirkland Hall and continue to Alumni Hall.