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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.
Digital Journal Report by Jeff Cottrill

'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.
In the Media by Paris Franz - 2 comments

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".
In the Media by Jeff Cottrill - 1 comment

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.
Digital Journal Report by Jeff Cottrill

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.
Digital Journal Report by Jeff Cottrill - 1 comment

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.
Digital Journal Report by Jonathan Farrell

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.
Digital Journal Report by Alexandra Christopoulos

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.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

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.
Digital Journal Report by Jonathan Farrell
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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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Bartholemew Baby - It's Fair enough

EVERYTHING comes to an end eventually, and the fair held at Smithfield, in London, on August 24 each year was scrapped...
Apr 18, 2013 by Terry O Connor

Versions may vary but "Great Expectations" on screen remains a "Pip" of a story on screen

I was in high school when I became acquainted with the novel "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens. Back then the...
Jan 9, 2012 by Jonathan Farrell

"Little Dorrit" is a satisfying dose of Dickensian delights.

Many times most of the material people get of Dickens is either "Oliver" from the musical or some version of "A...
Jan 2, 2012 by Jonathan Farrell

Here's How Scrooge Saved Christmas

Let's take a trip back to England in 1843. The Industrial Revolution was in full steam and workers were rewarded...
Dec 19, 2011 by Tim O'Brien


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