Christmas Lecture - A Christmas Carol 'Out Loud'

Ref: C3532963

This lecture is part of our Christmas events. The subject specialist will deliver the lecture, with a limited time at the end for questions. Over the past decade, Dr Mark Crees has been reciting A Christmas Carol in public, quite often with a cellist to hand. In this talk, he reflects on the experience of reading this remarkable story out loud. When you read A Christmas Carol in public it is as if you inhabit the story, from the inside. You start to notice many telling details which you have never come to light before. Mark will also be reflecting on his own journey with Scrooge and the very strong connection which exists between reading Dickens and the quest for self-knowledge. Mark will, of course, also perform his own moving selection of readings from the story.

Course aim

To explore what it means to recite A Christmas Carol in public.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • understand something of the historical background to A Christmas Carol.
  • gain insight into Dickens's own public readings of A Christmas Carol.
  • understand how to prepare to recite Dickens in public.
  • explore what else we can learn from A Christmas Carol only when we read it out loud in public.
  • explore the link between reading Dickens and self-renewal.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Nothing else is needed for this course.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Christmas Lecture - A Christmas Carol 'Out Loud'

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