Pierrot: a silent witness of changing times

22 January 2020 - 18:00

by Matteo Sansone

 

In 19th-century France, the sad clown Pierrot journeyed through Romantic, Decadent and Symbolist literature in the traditional medium of the pantomime with musical accompaniment. Prestigious patrons such as Huysmans and Paul Margueritte provided the age-old character with fresh costumes and makeup. Dr Sansone is a musicologist and lecturer.

 

The lecture will be followed by wine and snacks. 

Suggested donation: Members €5; non-Members €10