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Review: Soulpepper's Dickens adaptation in Toronto meets expectations Special

Toronto - Sometimes you have to approach a new adaptation of a familiar classic with an open mind. Nothing could ever match how you see it in your head or how you've seen it staged or filmed before; letting that go is the only way to be objective.

'Oliver Twist' to be re-imagined for the big screen

Los Angeles - Film studio Sony have announced a re-make of Charles Dickens' classic novel 'Oliver Twist', focusing on its central characters twenty years on.

Op-Ed: 'Scrooge' with Alastair Sim is still the best Christmas flick

Every December, TV bombards us with holiday movies and specials, some old, some great, most forgettable. And the unofficial “holy trinity” of Christmas movies is “It's a Wonderful Life”, “A Christmas Story” and the 1951 version of “Scrooge".

Review: 'Dickens' Women' triumphs in its overdue Toronto premiere Special

Toronto - Miriam Margolyes' one-woman show “Dickens' Women” brings the wit and emotion of Charles Dickens to the stage so vividly, it makes his writing sound almost contemporary. Even if you hate Dickens, chances are good that you'll enjoy this show.

Miriam Margolyes brings many of Dickens' Women to life Special

You may recognize Miriam Margolyes as Professor Sprout from the “Harry Potter” movies, or her voice from “Babe”. You may not know that Margolyes, a lifelong Charles Dickens admirer, has been performing a solo show about the author since 1989.

Op-Ed: Annual Dickens Fair commemorates author's 200th Birthday Special

San Francisco - This year is very special to the cast and crew of the annual Great Dickens Christmas Fair because 2012 marks the 200th Birthday of author Charles Dickens.

Brother duo play old and young Pip in 'Great Expectations' remake Special

Toronto - Charles Dickens enthusiasts got to meet and greet with the cast of another remake of 'Great Expectations,' at its red carpet debut, in time for the Toronto International Film Festival.

Earliest Charles Dickens based film discovered

Recently, an archivist at the British Film institute discovered a 1901 movie, just one minute in length, which is now believed to be the oldest surviving screen work featuring a character from the works of Charles Dickens.

Charles Dickens to haunt the British Library

London - February 7 next year is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens. The British Library is hosting a free exhibition 'A Hankering after Ghosts: Charles Dickens and the Supernatural', from November 29 until March 4.

Jules Verne is a smash hit at Dickens Christmas Fair in SF Special

San Francisco - No doubt, high-tech toys will be on many wish lists this year for Christmas. But perhaps few know that 19th Century writers like Jules Verne dreamed of things like computers linked by wire and even a cell phone.

Op-Ed: Great Dickens Christmas Fair still an annual favorite Special

San Francisco - The day after Thanksgiving the annual Great Dickens Christmas Fair will open and usher in the Holiday season. “Early bird tickets” went on sale this past Oct 15

Twisted tale of the headless Charles Dickens statue

A unique life-sized marble statue of Charles Dickens has been restored and erected at Centennial Park just outside of Sydney, Australia for his 199th birthday.

Doctor Who could get 2011 Easter special

With only weeks to go before the broadcast of this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special, it has emerged that the BBC could be planning an Easter special for 2011.

Stars to sing a Doctor Who Christmas carol

Two of the stars of Doctor Who are to sing a Christmas carol as a treat for fans of the long-running BBC science-fiction TV series.

Unquiet Christmas for Doctor Who

The Official Doctor Who Site has confirmed the title of this year's Doctor Who Christmas special, which sees Matt Smith joined by Sir Michael Gambon.

Katherine Jenkins, Michael Gambon star in Dr. Who Christmas Carol

The BBC have announced that Sir Michael Gambon and Katherine Jenkins will join Matt Smith for the 2010 Doctor Who Christmas special.
 

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Each year hundreds participate to present the Great Dickens Christmas Fair at San Francisco s Cow Pa...
Each year hundreds participate to present the Great Dickens Christmas Fair at San Francisco's Cow Palace. This year marks its 41st season and the Patterson Family hopes it will continue for many more.
Raymond Van Tassel, courtesy of The Great Dickens Fair
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Charles Dickens Statue Australia
Charles Dickens Statue Australia
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Charles Dickens novel  Great Expectations  has been adapted to the screen more than once. Each versi...
Charles Dickens novel "Great Expectations" has been adapted to the screen more than once. Each version has its own style and approach in telling the complex story with its cast of characters that Dickens wrote when he was 48 years old.
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The main street in Rochester, United Kingdom, containing many old pubs, tea rooms and shops.
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Charles Dicken's Oliver Twist
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2 Entertain and BBC Worldwide teamed up to produce the 2008 mini-series  Little Dorrit  by Charles D...
2 Entertain and BBC Worldwide teamed up to produce the 2008 mini-series "Little Dorrit" by Charles Dickens.
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Young Pip (Jeff Lillico)  left  encounters the mysterious convict Magwitch (Oliver Becker) in the ch...
Young Pip (Jeff Lillico), left, encounters the mysterious convict Magwitch (Oliver Becker) in the churchyard in Soulpepper's "Great Expectations", now running in Toronto.
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