Folger Shakespeare Library is currently running an online exhibit, Will + Jane, comparing (and contrasting!) the works of Shakespeare and Austen through the ages. Lots of interesting stuff going on over there.
- Will and Jane Go To War “During World War I, the works of Shakespeare and Austen reached American troops on active duty through the American Library Association’s “War Service Library” program.”
- Will and Jane continued: adaptations, modernizations, and fan fiction
- Collecting Will and Jane
- Quiz: Can you pair these Jane Austen and Shakespeare characters? (The statements are on Austen’s characters to matchup with what Shakespeare characters. I got a 66% but I will claim int’s been a decade since my Shakespeare class in undergrad!)