Reflecting on fashion & theatre in Georgian times


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Please join the English Language & Literature Speakers Series on Friday, November 28 at 3:00 pm for a talk by Terry F. Robinson, who will be visiting from the Department of English at the University of Toronto. She will be giving a talk entitled “‘The glass of fashion and the mould of form’: Georgian-Era Specular Performance.”

Robinson’s roots are in theatre history and performance theory. Her current book project is titled Impassioned Bodies: Acting and Physical Expression in the Late Georgian Era, and her talk will  bring together eighteenth- and nineteenth-century drama; theories of acting and bodily performance; and the material history of the theatre as a medium. Specifically, Robinson argues that an architectural shift–the installation of mirrors in eighteenth-century playhouses–marked a watershed moment in visual and performance history.

 

 

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