Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: A Victorian Woman’s Point of View
Join us for this Coffee Talk performance with Nan Colton. Isabellas Snodgrass, who lives in London, one of the largest cities of those days, explores the tremendously exciting era when many artistic styles, literary schools, and socio-political movements flourished.
The reign of Queen Victoria in Great Britain (1837-1901) was a period known for rigid social standards and the expectation that everyone would “do their duty.” The popular literature of the day featured the works of Charles Dickens, Sir Conyn Doyle, the Brontë sisters, and poet Tennyson.
Set in the year 1888, we meet the fictitious “Lady” named Isabella Snodgrass. The conversation Isabella has with the audience is both witty and poignant, filled with relevant and inconsequential information about life in London during this time.
- 10:00 am – 10:30 am Refreshments served in the Membership Garden
- 10:30 am – 11 am Coffee Talk presentation by Nan Colton
- 11:00 am Q&A followed by a docent tour
FREE for MFA members; Not-yet members are $22 for adults and $17 for seniors.