Filmed at the Charles Dickens Museum, London. Charles Dickens was extraordinary in many ways — in the fertility of his imagination, in his passionate and practical commitment to social justice, and in his vast popularity — but he is quite unique among novelists in his career as a public performer of his own works. There had been novelists who had read their works publicly, but none who had performed them as Dickens did, with full histrionic brilliance, and stage-managed to a point of high theatricality. It is almost as if they had been written with performance in mind. Dickens was, in fact, the writer as actor. Usage terms Public Domain He was a performer from the very beginning.
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The report is attached below. It is the oldest Dickensian club in existence and is one of the Pickwickian societies affiliated to the Dickens Fellowship. The article below from the Hackney Citizen records the event. Congratulations to Beth Penney and the members of the Branch for attracting such good publicity for the Fellowship. Both Professor Michael Slater M.
Papers relating to an amateur performance by Charles Dickens' Amateur Theatrical Company at the Theatre Royal, Birmingham, as part of a brief provincial tour in June and July for the purpose of raising funds for an endowment for the curatorship of William Shakespeare's House in Stratford-upon-Avon which had been purchased by London and Shakespeare Committee in These papers relate to the administrative and publicity arrangements made by Charles Dickens for this performance on 9 June and comprise a letter to the secretary of the Birmingham Polytechnic Institution about the arrangements and publicity for the performance, a draft playbill and draft ticket in his hand which were sent to the Birmingham printer, Hugh Hutton, together with a printed version of the finalised ticket. The papers also include a letter relating to the provenance of the papers,
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