The Resource Charles Dickens : and the great theatre of the world, Simon Callow

Charles Dickens : and the great theatre of the world, Simon Callow

Label
Charles Dickens : and the great theatre of the world
Title
Charles Dickens
Title remainder
and the great theatre of the world
Statement of responsibility
Simon Callow
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An entertaining biography of Charles Dickens by one of our finest actors Acclaimed 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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Callow, Simon
Dewey number
823.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Novelists, English
Target audience
adult
Label
Charles Dickens : and the great theatre of the world, Simon Callow
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes biographical references and index
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 370 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780007445301
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 13605972
  • 13605972
Label
Charles Dickens : and the great theatre of the world, Simon Callow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes biographical references and index
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 370 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780007445301
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 13605972
  • 13605972

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