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Robison offers Elizabeth I lecture Oct. 8

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND – A Southeastern history professor will address the various ways Queen Elizabeth I has been portrayed in history, including the movies, in a special presentation scheduled Saturday, Oct. 8, in Mandeville.
     Southeastern Louisiana University History Professor Bill Robison will discuss “Elizabeth I: Fact, Fiction and Film” at 10:30 a.m., at Vianne’s Tea House, 544 Girod St. Admission is $5 per person to cover the cost of refreshments. The program will last about two hours.
     “Kerri Blache will talk briefly about the various kinds of teas and serve samples to the audience. My talk will draw upon my own teaching and research,” he said. “I will provide a general overview of Elizabeth I’s reign, compare the realities of that period with the way they are depicted in fiction and film, and show some sample clips of movies about Elizabeth. I will also argue that the real Elizabeth is far more interesting than any of her fictional manifestations.”
     Robison is head of the Southeastern Department of History and Political Science and co-author of the forthcoming book “The Tudors on Film and Television.” The work was written with Sue Parrill, former head of the Department of English at Southeastern.

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