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09.05.2014 | 107 days ago | Posted at 10:37 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Morning Star Productions presents a Milwaukee premier this month as it stages an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities. The script being used for the stage adaptation was written by acclaimed playwright Sir Terence Rattigan and legendary actor Sir Arthur John Gielgud. Normally I’m a bit suspicious of any attempt to put a complex, sophisticated episodic novel like A Tale of Two Ci...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
 If history is to be believed, Charles Dickens was as much an actor as a writer, developing the characters in his novels before a mirror to get them just right before committing them to paper.
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013

Milwaukee Chamber’s one-man show

 James Ridge is a tall man who has been known to work alone. He's also one of Wisconsin’s most captivating actors. Several years ago he put in a particularly well-rendered performance as Charles Dickens in a one-man show that played in multiple venues. Ridge returns to center stage in a one-character production
11.30.2010 | | Posted at 06:44 AM

Two different Dickens One Man Shows this coming December

By Russ Bickerstaff
Though he wrote numerous bits of prose that weren�t  A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens seems to be fused with the holiday season in American popular culture. It�s not that difficult to imagine a point in the future where one might expect parents to be taking their children to sit on Dickens� lap every December so that they might tell him what they want for Christmas. And why not elevate Dickens...