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Dickens in Dublin

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of the world’s greatest novelist, Laurence Foster  has re-created  Charles Dickens’ first  public performance in Ireland

CHARLES DICKENS was born on February 7th in 1812 in  Portsmouth. Shortly afterwards, the family moved to London. At 19, having had little formal education, Charles became a reporter and recorded the parliamentary speeches of Daniel O’Connell, the Irish Liberator. They retained a lifelong mutual admiration. In August, 1858 Dickens paid the first of three lengthy visits to Dublin and was hailed with delight everywhere he went. He often found it difficult to make his way from Morrison’s Hotel (on the corner of Dawson St. and Nassau St.) and through the crowds who were queuing to see his performance. Dickens in Dublin is a recreation of that dramatic evening in Ireland’s capital city.             

Stage Director:  Colm Maher

 

Rathmines Library      Tuesday 7th February at 6.30pm Tel: 01 497 3539 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Central Library            Wednesday 8th  February at 1pm Tel: 01 873 4333 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Raheny Library           Thursday 9th February at 6.30pm Tel: 01 831 5521 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Special thanks to Historian Jim Cooke for access to his book, Charles Dickens's Ireland

 
 

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