Charles Dickens gave highly popular readings all over Britain and North America. Typically, the reading would consist of a range of scenes from different novels. Famed for Dickens's electrifying performances, tickets were often sold out as soon as they appeared.
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- Article by:
- Simon Callow
- The novel 1832–1880
Simon Callow CBE examines Dickens as an actor who gave lively and emotional performances of his own works to an enthralled public on both sides of the Atlantic.