A Christmas Carol by Charles DickensIf I had my way, every idiot who goes around with Merry Christmas on his lips, would be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. Merry Christmas? Bah humbug!
Introduction and Afterword by Joe Wheeler
To bitter, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, Christmas is just another day. But all that changes when the ghost of his long-dead business partner appears, warning Scrooge to change his ways before its too late.
Part of the Focus on the Family Great Stories collection, this edition features an in-depth introduction and discussion questions by Joe Wheeler to provide greater understanding for todays reader. A Christmas Carol captures the heart of the holidays like no other novel.
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol. In Prose. A Christmas Carol recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge , an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past , Present and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man. Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol during a period when the British were exploring and re-evaluating past Christmas traditions , including carols and newer customs such as Christmas trees. He was influenced by the experiences of his own youth and by the Christmas stories of other authors including Washington Irving and Douglas Jerrold. Dickens had written three Christmas stories prior to the novella, and was inspired following a visit to the Field Lane Ragged School , one of several establishments for London's street children.
A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas, commonly known as A Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol during a period when the British were .. eight rival A Christmas Carol theatrical productions were playing in London.
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View Playbill. While the heart of A Christmas Carol is evergreen, Mays brings fresh perspective to Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and the rest, playing every role in this whirlwind one-man show. Performance Information. This production contains theatrical haze and loud noises. Children under 6 will not be admitted. Friday, October 4, at pm.
In this festive tale of redemption and compassion, over the course of one ghostly Christmas night, cold-hearted businessman Ebenezer Scrooge learns to pity himself and to love his neighbour — but is that enough? David Edgar is one of our greatest living writers. For the original production, Phil Davis took the role of Scrooge, leading a Company that included a host of child actors. In , the revival saw some changes to the cast:. Watch the feature trailer from our adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale, A Christmas Carol, and hear what the audience thought. A synopsis of the story of Scrooge and Tiny Tim, a festive tale of redemption and compassion.