The Gaskell Society

The Gaskell Society

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As Seen on Screen – Costume in TV Adaptations

10 July, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST


Join Curator Elinor Camille-Wood as she takes you on a riotous journey through the fabulously outrageous fashions of the 1830s, the time Elizabeth Gaskell set her novel, Wives and Daughters. Discover what the characters would have worn from large sleeves to intricate hairstyles in a period of flamboyant ladies and fashionable gentleman.

The talk will include a discussion about the costumes worn in the 1999 BBC adaptation of Wives and Daughters and other notable on screen dramas such as BBC’s Gentleman Jack, Pride and Prejudice and Poldark.

Hosted by our good friends at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House.  All ticket income goes to support the House.