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Charles Dickens was a prolific writer of letters throughout his life. There are extant more than 13,000 letters that he wrote to friends, family, fellow authors and actors as well as many letters written to people involved in good causes he espoused. In the hands of actor and writer Simon Callow, one of the most...

An Audience with Charles Dickens written by Charles Dickens and Simon Callow performed by Simon Callow on CD (Abridged)

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ISBN:  9781840328790
Genre - Main:  Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Drama
Duration:  150 mins
Length:  Excerpts
Author:  Charles Dickens and Simon Callow
Performer 1:  Simon Callow
Rarity:  Extremely Rare

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Charles Dickens was not only the most popular novelist of his time, he was also a hugely successful performer of his own work. Over the last twelve years of his life he refined the text of these readings as he gave nearly 500 performances to huge audiences all over Britain and America. The power of these ...

readings was extraordinary, and Dickens threw himself into this work with characteristic energy, so much so that his pulse doubled when he read the murder of Nancy and his family always believed that the strain of his performance hastened his death.

The range of character and emotion certainly calls for a remarkable performer and Simon Callow’s technical virtuosity and intellectual grasp make this a memorable event.

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