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Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World (Signed Copy)

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An entertaining biography of Charles Dickens by one of our finest actorsAcclaimed actor and writer 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.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. Not only was he a dazzling mimic who wrote, acted in and stage-managed plays, all with fanatical perfectionism; as a writer he was a compulsive performer, whose very imagination was theatrical, both in terms of plot devices and construction of character.Like many actors, Dickens felt the need to be completed by contact with his audience. He 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.In Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World, 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.

Hardback copy, in very good condition. Dust jacket included, though with minor shelf wear. Signed by the author on the title page.

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Author(s):
Simon Callow
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2012
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
000744530X
ISBN-13:
9780007445301
Number of pages:
370
Publisher:
HarperPress

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An entertaining biography of Charles Dickens by one of our finest actorsAcclaimed actor and writer 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.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. Not only was he a dazzling mimic who wrote, acted in and stage-managed plays, all with fanatical perfectionism; as a writer he was a compulsive performer, whose very imagination was theatrical, both in terms of plot devices and construction of character.Like many actors, Dickens felt the need to be completed by contact with his audience. He 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.In Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World, 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.

Hardback copy, in very good condition. Dust jacket included, though with minor shelf wear. Signed by the author on the title page.

Author(s):
Simon Callow
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2012
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
000744530X
ISBN-13:
9780007445301
Number of pages:
370
Publisher:
HarperPress

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