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Theater Historian Speaks About Clothing and Identity in Shakespeare's Plays at College




DATE: October 22, 2008

CONTACT: Lisa Saunders

(845) 574 - 4244





Theater Historian Speaks About Clothing and Identity in Shakespeare's Plays
at SUNY Rockland Community College


Suffern, NY - A theater historian will present "The apparel oft proclaims the man" at SUNY Rockland Community College.


Dr. Nancy Hazelton, Professor of English, is the first to kick off the 2008-2009 Distinguished Faculty Lecture series through the College’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Her presentation is an illustrated discussion of the (dis)connection between outer show and inner self --in early modern England and its theatre. There will also be a brief look at costuming conventions from the 18c to the present day.


Hazelton teaches in RCC’s Sam Draper MTS Honors Program and has published several books including "Historical Consciousness in 19c Shakespearean Staging"; "Maxwell Anderson and the New York Stage" and "Fools and Jesters (chapter on Joseph Grimaldi)."  She has also published articles in scholarly journals such as Theatre History Studies, Theatre Survey, and 19c Theatre.  Hazelton is a contributing editor to Bloomsbury Review of Books and for Interiors Magazine, she writes book reviews, feature articles on celebrity chefs, interior designers, museum exhibitions, and historical houses.  She collaborates with the RCC Performing Arts Department, having curated the Shakespeare on Stage exhibition and offered various lectures and presentations. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lehman College/CUNY, and a Master of Arts and Ph.D. from Columbia University.


Event Facts

Type: Lecture: "The apparel oft proclaims the man": Clothing and Identity in Shakespeare's Plays

Date/Time: Thursday, October 30, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Location: Technology Center, Room 8180 (Ellipse) Rockland Community College, 145 College Road, Suffern

Admission: Free and open to the public

More Info: Dr. Nancy Leech, Professor of English and Co-Chair of CETL at (845) 574 - 4426 or June Powell at (845) 574 - 4332 or e-mail:




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