Lake Geneva
The World of Jane Austen and the Regency Period
The works of Jane Austen come alive as you discuss her most popular characters and themes, and enjoy activities such as a lakeside promenade, archery and evening theater.
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Program No. 22358RJ
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The Webpage expired just when I was on the last question, so I found that I had to start all over again. (And my first responses had been so well prepared!!) I didn't spend as much time on my second set of responses.
When in doubt "try it". You will be amazed.
I can't recommend this program highly enough. In fact, I wish there were more Road Scholar programs devoted to a single author. I enjoyed everything we did -- from playing croquet to drawing silhouettes to listening to the music Jane would have known on the pianoforte. The location by the lake is wonderful and the food is outstanding. Brooke did a marvelous job in organizing and leading this program. If you like Jane Austen, this opportunity is not to be missed!
My husband and I can't recommend this program highly enough. I enjoyed everything we did -- from trying our hand at archery to drawing silhouettes to making tussie-mussies.The conference center is an ideal location, and the food was marvelous. Brooke is an amazing leader, and I plan to do a program or two with her in 2017.
This is an interesting program that can appeal to all levels of Jane Austin fans. I simply wanted to learn more about her and her time period while some were extremely knowledgeable about her writings or had seen the film productions based in her books numerous times. But we shared together and I believe all learned something new. I recommend this program for anyone who knows Miss Austin and her books, or knows just the film productions. It was exciting to "meet" Miss Austin through the portrayal of her by actress Debra Ann Miller. The location of the program is beautifully located by a lake, the accommodations are clean and inviting, and the food was exceptionally delicious. Carol W. Elliott, Flagler Beach, Florida
This was a thoroughly delightful program, combining informative and varied lectures (on the history and literature of the times, on Austen herself, on manners and customs) with participation in several of the pastimes of Jane Austen's social set (along with a boat ride along part of the mansion-rich Lake Geneva shoreline). The instructors (to the extent that they were not already Jane Austen devotees) had obviously taken pains to prepare themselves to give us a quality experience. The concluding event, Trevor Stephenson's performance on an 1840s-style pianoforte, was a special delight. Also, the meals were excellent.