According to The Buzfuz e-newsletter, our friend David Perdue is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his website, the invaluable Charles Dickens Page. Happy anniversary, David, and thanks for all you do for us Dickensians!
The play inspired by Dickens's The Life of Our Lord, and starring his descendant Gerald Charles Dickens, is coming back to the city where it premiered two years ago. To Begin With will run at the Historic Wesley Center from March 28 through April 15. For more information, go here; to buy tickets, go here.
Speaking of Gerald Dickens, you can read his thoughts on performing in this and other works by and about his famous ancestor at his blog!
In Cherwell, Ethan Croft explains Dickens's use of the collective in A Tale of Two Cities and why it makes the story so effective: "It is hard to identify one single protagonist in A Tale of Two Cities, but the antagonist is in plain sight—division itself. The tragic sacriﬁce at the novel’s climax is the price we pay for being zealous and uncompromising." Read more here.