A Conversation with Jessica Fellowes "The Chronicles of Downton Abbey"2015-16
The Lyric Theatre and The Library Foundation of Martin County
A Conversation with Jessica Fellowes
“The Chronicles of Downton Abbey”
January 28, 2016 7:00pm
The world’s foremost expert on the series Downton Abbey, Jessica Fellowes comes to The Lyric Theatre this season to give a taste of the stories and history behind the wildly successful British television show. The author, journalist, and public speaker explores the social and historical context of the time period, focusing on class, gender, and technology in post-WWI England. Writer of the official companion books to Downton Abbey, Jessica Fellowes also offers a look into the behind-the scenes drama from the beloved historical drama.
The niece of Downton Abbey creator and scriptwriter Julian Fellowes, Jessica Fellowes began her career as a celebrity interviewer and lifestyle editor at the Mail on Sunday. After six years working for the newspaper, Fellowes became Deputy Editor of Country Life Magazine. Throughout her career, her writing has appeared in a number of major newspapers and magazines, including The Daily Telegraph, The Times, and The Sunday Times Style Magazine. In addition to her writing, Jessica Fellowes has also spoken at numerous literary festivals and community events throughout England and beyond. Recently, Fellowes toured through the United States, making stops in Atlanta and Dallas.
In her appearance at The Lyric Theatre this season, Jessica Fellowes will draw parallels between the modern day and early 20th century Britain. Her discussion will explore a variety of topics, including the changing role of women in society, the disintegration of the class hierarchy, and the increasing rise of technology in the early 1900s. Don’t miss the chance to hear the leading specialist on Downton Abbey offer a unique view into the making of one of the most popular British shows of the 21st century.