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Life Downstairs: British Servant Culture in Fact, Fiction, and Film

This program will be hosted on Zoom.

While servant narratives have been popular for centuries, there seems to be a resurging interest in these stories in recent decades. Many contemporary British and North American writers, filmmakers, and television executives have turned to master/servant relationships as their subject matter. Films like The Remains of the Day and Gosford Park garnered numerous Oscar nominations and substantial box office profits. PBS created such classics as Upstairs, Downstairs and Manor House, as well as the phenomenally successful Downton Abbey! Even mainstream American television has piloted its own versions of the British servant in shows as wide-ranging as The Fresh Prince of Bel Air to reality TV's Supernanny. Join Ann McClellan as she explores the history behind the rise and fall of British servants and why Americans are so fascinated by their stories on page and screen.

 

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82280731968?pwd=NnF3RkZHaTBoc0pXaVhORmdJNTkzUT09

Meeting ID: 822 8073 1968
Passcode: 028148


This Program is Sponsored by NH Humanities

 

Room Reservation: 
Wednesday, July 27
Program Time: 
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Event Category: 
Event Location: 
Name of Organization: 
Derry Public Library
Contact Name: 
Liz Ryan
Contact Phone Number: 
432-6140
Contact Email: 
lizr@derrypl.org