Fashion in Fiction: Clothing Speaks Volumes in Jane Austen’s Regency Novels with Kandie Carle!

Thursday, April 13 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Registration Required!

Fashion in Fiction: Clothing Speaks Volumes in Jane Austen’s Regency Novels!

Join the Athol Public Library at 568 Main Street, Athol, on Thursday, April 13, 2017, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., when we welcome Kandie Carle for her fun & delightful show & tell on clothing of Regency England as reflected in Jane Austen’s fiction.

While dressed in authentic Regency attire, Ms. Carle gives a detailed overview of clothing of the Regency Era, (early 1800s), for both gentlemen and ladies.  Then Ms. Carle shares 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 and class, enhance storylines, and develop plot points.

This program is a fun and delightful show and tell of clothing of Regency England as reflected in Jane Austen’s novels.  Teens through adults will love discovering just how important fashion was 200 years ago in this engaging and interactive program!  This program includes dressing “Elizabeth Bennet” & “Mr. Darcy.”

Kandie Carle has been working in the theatre for more than three decades as an actress, dancer, singer and director throughout the US and abroad.  Her performance resume covers the spectrum from Shakespeare to musical comedy.  Ms. Carle is based in East Haddam, CT, and travels throughout the country performing. Ms. Carle is also a consultant and teaches workshops for first person interpretation for living history professionals, and, as a member of Polite Society, offers vintage dance performances/demonstrations covering the social dances of 1800 - 1920.

This library program is free and open to the public.

Please call the library to sign up at 978-249-9515.  Due to popularity of programs, registration is required. 

This performance is funded in part by a grant from the Athol Cultural Council, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a State Agency, and the Friends of the Athol Public Library.

Posted: to Athol Library News on Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Updated: Fri, Mar 24, 2017

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