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Tue December 24, 2013

Gerald Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'

Gerald Dickens
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The London Sunday Telegraph once proclaimed Charles Dickens as "The Man who Invented Christmas" and his timeless story "A Christmas Carol", the main reason why. Written in London in 1843, at a time of expanding urbanization and industrialization, and a declining interest in old customs and ceremonies, "A Christmas Carol" with Scrooge, Cratchit, Tiny Tim and a host of ominous ghosts, helped its readers find the true spirit of Christmas. Gerald Charles Dickens is Charles Dickens's great-great-grandson and an actor, touring America for the past ten years with his one-man performance of "A Christmas Carol". His tour stopped by the Granite State in 2005, when we caught up with Gerald Dickens to talk about the legacy of his namesake, the magic of "A Christmas Carol," and to perform a handful of scenes from his show.

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