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By Paul Hechinger | Posted on December 31st, 2012
Charles Dickens’ most famous contribution to the reinvention of Christmas as we know it is, of course, A Christmas Carol, which we pointed out last week is the most frequently adapted work in all of English literature.
A Christmas Carol, wrote Paul Davis, author of The Lives & Times of Ebenezer Scrooge, “has been adapted, revised, condensed, retold, reoriginated and modernized more than any other work of English literature.”
Ralph Fiennes turns 50 today. Happy Birthday!
These days Fiennes is known to children, and adults, worldwide as “the name we do not speak” (Lord Valdemort) in the Harry Potter franchise.
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on August 14th, 2012
I wasn’t going to make any explicit link between the cast of this, director Mike Newell’s new adaptation of the startling Charles Dickens story Great Expections, and the cast of the Harry Potter films. There are a great many ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on August 10th, 2012
This is not an article claiming to recognise any higher truths about the futility of war, specifically war during the Victorian Era. How could it?
By Paul Hechinger | Posted on February 14th, 2012
Queen Elizabeth takes after Queen Victoria in at least one way – Britain’s current ruling monarch, like her great-great-grandmother, is also an admirer of Charles Dickens.
By Paul Hechinger | Posted on February 8th, 2012
“The whole country seems to have gone mad with Dickens,” says A.N.
By staff | Posted on February 7th, 2012
As we celebrate the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens, we hear from Dame Helen Mirren herself on why the author’s work remains relevant. (Interview by Tom Brook.)
By Paul Hechinger | Posted on February 6th, 2012
“We meet on this day,” Charles Dickens said in a speech marking the tricentennial anniversary of William Shakespeare‘s birth, “to celebrate the birthday of a vast army of living men and women who will live for ever ...
By Tom Brook | Posted on January 19th, 2012
British actress Felicity Jones has a new project in the works starring in a film called The Invisible Woman.