Being Dickens by David Madden

David Madden, co-author of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, talks about what it’s like to play Dickens. Being Dickens: Well, of course I am not. Dickens was a justly famous author, and probably the first whose fiction brought international celebrity status. In June 1870, news of his death spread like wildfire: Longfellow wrote ”this whole country was stricken with grief” – he was referring to America. Dickens gave the world marvellous novels and innumerable famous…

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