Charles Dickens

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Charles Dickens is a one man play, replicating the British novelist, playwright and performer Charles Dickens’s famous public readings, originally written and performed by the Welsh actor-playwright Emlyn Williams.

Also known as Emlyn Williams as Charles Dickens.


The original text

This one man show, replicating Charles Dickens’s famous public readings, was originally written and performed by the Welsh actor-playwright Emlyn Williams.

Performance history in South Africa

1954: Emlyn Williams was brought to South Africa by Brian Brooke to perform Charles Dickens at the Wits University Great Hall in September 1954.

1981: Williams visited South Africa again, marking the 30th anniversary of Emlyn Williams as Charles Dickens, this time presented by The Company at the Market Theatre and the Baxter Theatre.

Sources

Theatre programme, 1981.

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