Join us at Woodside Library on Saturday, January 12 at 1 PM for a special Downton Abbey event with Professor DiAnn Ellis (Emerita – San Francisco State University). Professor Ellis’ 90 minute presentation will provide historical and social context for PBS’ popular Downton Abbey television series. The program will be followed by a question and answer session (not to mention tea and cookies).
Some Preparatory Viewing…
You may have seen Part I of this blog, listing the books Professor Ellis used for verification of details for her presentation. Here you’ll find DVDs to provide additional insight, all of which are available through the library system.
From Professor DiAnn Ellis, “DVDs for Better Understanding of Historical Background” (to Downton Abbey) © DiAnn Ellis 2012
From the novel by Evelyn Waugh.
North and South
From the novel by John Jakes (good for representation of life during the American Civil War).
North & South
From the novel by Elizabeth Gaskell (industrial revolution in England; social Divide).
Paris, the Luminous Years
Artists, composers, Ballet Russes dance, choreographers, literature, theater, fashion in Paris.
The Age of Innocence
From the novel by Edith Wharton.
From the novel by Edith Wharton
The Young Victoria
(Sentimental in terms of relationship)
Karen Y. is a Downton Abbey fan, but her friend DiAnn Ellis is way more involved. However, Karen Y. will be wearing lace and gloves and a hat on January 12 in the spirit of Downton Abbey.