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Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World by Simon Callow

posted Jan 28, 2019, 8:02 AM by lf lf   [ updated Aug 29, 2019, 5:33 AM ]

Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World by Simon Callow 

 Liz enjoyed this book, which can be found on the shelves, or reserved at Low Fell Library.

Liz thinks that even readers who are not fans of Dickens’ novels might enjoy this biography of a larger-than-life, extraordinary man.


Acclaimed actor Simon Callow captures the essence of Charles Dickens in a sparkling biography that explores the central importance of the theatre to the life of the greatest storyteller in the English language.
Liz thinks that even readers who are not fans of Dickens’ novels might enjoy this biography of a larger-than-life, extraordinary man.

From his early years as a child entertainer in Portsmouth to his reluctant retirement from `these garish lights' just before his death, Dickens was obsessed with the stage.

Dickens was the original ‘celebrity' author, who attracted thousands of adoring fans to his readings in Britain and across the Atlantic, in which he gave voice to his unforgettable cast of characters.

Simon Callow brings his own unique insight to a life driven by performance and showmanship. He reveals an exuberant and irrepressible talent, whose ‘inimitable’ wit and personality crackle off the page.

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