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

Friends of the Hampstead Library Program.

While servant narratives have been popular for centuries, there seems to be a resurging interest in these stories in recent decades. 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!

Join Ann McClellan, a professor of English and Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Plymouth State University, 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. Program is sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities.

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7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Tue, September 13, 2022