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The Barber of Seville and the “Barber of Reading, Pennsylvania” are in the spotlight at the Voices & Choices Center Gallery. An array of personal grooming items from the past and present are displayed in the gallery through November 14, 2005. An apothecary barber’s scene features items like Her Majesty’s Opera Programme of the Barber of Seville (Queen Victoria’s, 1872 authorized version), a barber’s chair and a contemporary barbershop painting from the Barber of Reading, Pennsylvania (Charlie G. Haynes), apothecary bottles, eye wash cups, a silver mustache cup and other interesting pieces.

For related information please see BARBERING: AN HISTORICAL COMPILATION ABOUT THE PROFESSION.

 
The Voices & Choices Center provides a selected annotated list of resources available in the library to augment the current exhibit.

This exhibit supports the Kutztown University Performing Artists Series' performance of The Barber of Seville by Opera Verdi Europa on Monday, October 31, 2005.