New York Capital Region: Costuming in "Miss Bennet, Christmas at Pemberley”
Theatrical Interpretations of Early 1800s Clothing
Alyssa Opishinski will look at the costume choices made for the play Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, a sequel exploring the story of the overlooked middle sister, Mary. The lecture, accompanied by visuals, will encompass a short history of the period as relevant to the costume history, as well as a survey of the garments worn by both men and women at the time. We will then explore how and why historical clothing is interpreted and adapted for use on stage from research phase to construction of an actual garment. Ms. Opishinski is a guest artist and lecturer in theatrical costume design, history and construction at the Skidmore College Theater and Music Departments.
For more information, and to register, contact the Regional Coordinator. This program is open to the public.