Undergraduate
Research
Symposium
2021

Ashley Renay Casarez

BA Mexican American Studies | Theatre Minor

Ashley Renay Casarez

Space and Lace: Sumptuary Legislation in England’s Theater culture during the 1600s

European sumptuary laws had influenced and monitored social structure both in the Theatre and society simultaneously. The Sumptuary and classist practices were part of a larger conversation about clothing that protected a social hierarchy through symbolic representation on stage and on the bodies of English citizens during the 1600s.