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  • 9 Things to Know About Anna Bolena

    By COC Staff



    1. PLOT IN A MINUTE

    Henry VIII has tired of his queen, Anne Boleyn, and seeks to replace her with Jane Seymour. Although still attached to her first love, Percy, Anne yearns to save her marriage, while Jane is consumed with guilt at her involvement. Ultimately, Anne is accused of having illicit relationships with three other men (Percy, her brother, and her page) and all four are executed.

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  • You Are What You Wear: Power Dressing in the Tudor Court

    By Taylor Long

    Q&A with curator Alexandra Kim



    The COC’s spring production of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena features sumptuous costumes designed by Ingeborg Bernerth.

    Recently we gave a sneak peek of these royal garments to Alexandra Kim, a curator for the City of Toronto and a former curator for the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection at Kensington Palace in London, England. She is also the co-author of The Dress Detective: The Practical Guide to Object-based Research in Fashion, a guide that demonstrates how the close analysis of fashion objects can enhance and enrich interdisciplinary research.

    In this Q&A, Alexandra sheds light on the political and personal dimensions of royal dress in the 16th century.


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