On Theatre

Category: Book
By (author): Dickens, Charles
By (author): Eyre, Sir Richard
Series: On
Subject:  DRAMA / General
  LITERARY COLLECTIONS / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General
  PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / History & Criticism
Publisher: Hesperus Press
Published: May 2011
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 94
Size: 8.00in x 5.00in x 0.40in
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From The Publisher*Dickens' burning passion for theater has often been overlooked by fans of his novels. A keen playwright and actor, he staged performances for which he oversaw every detail, and personally adapted many of his own fictional works. As a consummate self-publicist, he also undertook numerous stage tours and public readings of his own work. For Dickens, and for large swathes of Victorian society, theatre was a way of life and a hub of community: audience and performers would swell out onto the streets and into nearby drinking establishments after each show. Drawing on a variety of sources, both fictional and journalistic, this collection portrays a career's worth of Dickens' musings, critiques, and opinions on one of his most revered passions and pastimes-the theater.
Biographical NoteCharles Dickens is the author of A Christmas Carol, Bleak House, David Copperfield, Great Expectations, Hard Times, and many others. Peter Orford has a PhD from the Shakespeare Institute and is the editor of Divining Thoughts.