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6/15/2017 - Medieval and Renaissance Costumes and Clothing on July 13, 2017

Medieval and Renaissance Costumes and Clothing

The Southbury Public Library will have a program on Medieval and Renaissance Costumes and Clothing on Thursday, July 13th from 7-8:30pm in the Kingsley Room. This program is a part of the library’s 2017 Adult Summer Series “Going Medieval at the Southbury Public Library.”

Costume Designer Julie Leavitt and Teaching Artist Claudia Gage of Shakesperience Productions, Inc. will present this program. With multiple vibrant costumes worn and on display, they will examine the world of Medieval, Renaissance, and Elizabethan clothing and costuming. They will discuss what people actually wore versus what we think of them wearing and how that translates to the stage. Topics such as how nobility and class affected fashion in these eras will be covered as well as what the similarities and differences are between Medieval, Renaissance, and Elizabethan clothing.

Shakesperience Productions, Inc. is a professional theater company located in Waterbury, Connecticut that reaches a Northeast audience of adults and students alike with outdoor and in-studio performances, educational programs, Saturday and private acting classes, school & camp tours, and residency programs. Shakesperience was founded in 1996 by Emily Mattina and Jeffrey Lapham, with a mission to educate and inspire students, families, and theater professionals through the arts. They have come to the Southbury Public Library in the past for a variety of performances and presentations.

Sponsored by the Charles H. and Ella Emery Rutledge Fund.

Registration is required. Please call the library at 203-262-0626 ext. 130.


Contact: Elizabeth Kelly
Reference Librarian
Southbury Public Library
100 Poverty Road
Southbury, CT 06488
203-262-0626 ext. 133