The Mystery of Charles Dickens - See this play immediately if you are in the UK!
Dickens is an author I loathed as a child (not unconnected to being forced to read The Old Curiosity Shop which left me desolate) but appreciate as an adult. Simon Callow gently mocks the more purple passages but exposes the raw, geniune emotion of the shining characters.
For anyone who wonders how to bring a lecture to life, watching this play is a master class. Rhythm, pause, pitch, all skillfully employed. The Mystery of Charles Dickens should be compulsory viewing for lecturers, readers and speechmakers. Two hours of sheer joy and a new perspective. Wonderful!
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