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Simon Callow
Birth date: June 13, 1949
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Degrees of Affection
Degrees of Affection rated it 4 years ago
A short but informative performance by Simon Callow, with the script written by Peter Ackroyd. While I may have had my issues with Ackroyd in Albion, what he created here was an amazing look - brief but in depth - at a famous figure in English Literature. The bones might be his but Callow makes this...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 5 years ago
bookshelves: britain-england, fraudio, amusing, victoriana, play-dramatisation, dickensphenalia, published-2002 Read in October, 2009 ** spoiler alert ** Blurb - In his exhilarating one-man show, Simon Callow brings Charles Dickens to life, as well as some of his best-loved characters.The play w...
Kim Reads and Bakes
Kim Reads and Bakes rated it 5 years ago
This short, powerful work is everything a political satire should be. Orwell’s prose is elegant, his wit is incisive and his message is abundantly clear. A working knowledge of the Russian Revolution and its aftermath adds an extra dimension to the work, but it’s quite comprehensible without that ...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 5 years ago
Good companion to Ackroyd’s book and TV program. Wonderfully written and superbly acted.
Sharon E. Cathcart
Sharon E. Cathcart rated it 6 years ago
Simon Callow's biography of Charles Dickens examines the author through a different lens: that of the theatre. In addition to being a prolific author, Dickens was fascinated by the stage, from the perspective of both audience and performer.Callow describes Dickens' life by examining primary source...
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