Charles Dickens and His Performing Selves: Dickens and the Public Readings

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Charles Dickens had three professional careers: novelist, journalist and public Reader. That third career has seldom been given the serious attention it deserved. For the last 12 years of his life he toured Britain and America giving 2-hour readings from his work to audiences of over two thousand. These readings were highly dramatic performances in which Dickens's great gift for mimicry enabled him to represent the looks and voices of his characters, to the point where audiences forgot they were watching Charles Dickens. ...

Charles Dickens and His Performing Selves: Dickens and the Public Readings 2008, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199236206

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Charles Dickens and His Performing Selves: Dickens and the Public Readings 2006, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199270699

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