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Charles Dickens

  1. Things We Saw Today: Batman and Charles Dickens, BFFs

    Things We Saw Today

    Of course Bruce "My parents are dead!" Wayne would be a fan of Charles Dickens. Of course. (The Spectator, via The Beat)

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  2. Reese Witherspoon Is Producing A Genderswapped Great Expectations For The CW

    Oh Really?

    Pip is a girl! Pip is a girl! 

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  3. That Tolkien/Dickens Collaboration You Never Thought To Ask For

    Consider the Following

    A collaboration between J.R.R. Tolkien and Charles Dickens may not have ever occurred to you. I mean, aside from the fact that the span of their lives happened almost exactly at a distance of one hundred year's from each other, they're also quite different writers. Dickens pioneered the serial novel and was always willing to allow the reactions of his audiences to sway the course of his stories, while Tolkien labored long years polishing complete manuscripts to his exacting specifications. Don't worry, it's not as if anyone has unearthed a time-travel-produced manuscript of The Tale of Two Towers.

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  4. Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham

    million dollar lady

    Here's your first look at the wonderfully crazypants Helena Bonham Carter in the role of the horribly crazypants Miss Havisham, with onemore below the cut.

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  5. The Klingon Christmas Carol Makes It to Chicago

    It's a Christmas miracle! "A Klingon Christmas Carol," a live production of the classic Charles Dickens tale performed entirely in Klingon, has made it to Chicago! In a March post, we covered the fundraising efforts by Minnesota-based theatre troupe Commedia Beauregard to bring its tlhIngan Hol production, "A Klingon Christmas Carol," to Chicago in time for Christmas. While it looks like their Kickstarter campaign came up a little short, they clearly found the funds and support to achieve their goals.

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