Dickens's Public Readings: A Tale of Two Desks

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This illustrated lecture marks 150 years since Dickens’s death by reflecting on the nature of his creative genius and his legacy. 

It examines the theatrical performance of Dickens’s public readings in relation to his writing practices, and suggests how this gives us an insight into his creative processes as well as the close relationship he forged with his public – a relationship which, as he said, was ‘personally affectionate and like no other man’s’.

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This event was on Thu, 22 Apr 2021


Professor Malcolm Andrews

Malcolm Andrews is Professor (Emeritus) of Victorian and Visual Studies, University of Kent. He is the Editor of The Dickensian, the journal of the Dickens Fellowship, and a past President of the Dickens Society of America.

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