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1/24/2017 - Fashion in Fiction on March 2, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE, January 24, 2017, Southbury, CT

Fashion in Fiction

Clothing speaks volumes in Jane Austen's Regency Novels. In honor of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, this presentation by dynamic performance artist Kandie Carle in the Southbury Public Library’s Kingsley Room on Thursday, March 2nd from 2-4pm is a delightful show-and-tell on the clothing of Regency England as reflected in Jane Austen's fiction. While dressed in authentic Regency attire, Ms. Carle gives a detailed overview of the clothing of the Regency Era, (early 1800s) for both gentlemen and ladies. Ms. Carle will share excerpts from Austen's personal letters as well as passages from some of the novels, highlighting Miss Austen's use of clothing and fashion to define character & class, enhance story line, and develop plot points.

Ms. Carle has been presenting historical programs since 1992, from Regency to Edwardian (1800-1915), and draws on her extensive background in theatre, dance and historical fashion to engage and enthrall the audience

Registration is required. Please call 203-262-0626 x 130. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.


Contact: Elizabeth Kelly
Southbury Public Library Reference Department
203-262-0626 ext. 130