A Christmas Carol (Linney) - November 21 - November 23, 2019

Wellington C Mepham High School

 Crew Who's Who 

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    Charles Dickens


    was born in England during the new industrial age. In 1814 he moved to London, where he recieved some education. Dickens worked in a London blacking factory while his family was in debtor's prison. He studied in London in 1824-27. From 1827-28 Dickens was a law office clerk and then worked as a shorthand reporter for various publications until 1936. In the 1840s Dickens edited the London Daily News. His career as a writer of fiction started in 1833 when his short stories and essays appeared in periodicals. Dickens's novels first appeared in monthly installments and include Oliver TwistDavid CopperfieldBleak HouseA Tale of Two Cities, and Great Expectations. In the 1840s Dickens spent much time traveling and campaigning against many of the social injustices of his time, gave talks and readings, and wrote pamphlets, plays, and letters.

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    Romulus Linney


    Romulus Linney was the author of three novels, many short stories, and forty plays, staged throughout the United States and abroad. They include The Sorrows of Frederick; Holy Ghosts; Childe Byron; Heathen Valley; 2; and a stage adaptation of Ernest Gaines' novel A Lesson Before Dying. He won two OBIE awardsone for Sustained Excellence in Playwriting, two National Critics Awards, three DramaLogue Awards, and many fellowships, including grants from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations. He was the Founding Playwright of Signature Theatre Company. Stories appear in many literary journals and in the anthologies Pushcart Prize and New Stories from the South: The Year's Best (2000 & 2002). His 1960s novels, Heathen Valley and Slowly, By Thy Hand Unfurled, were recently republished by Shoemaker & Hoard. He was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, which gave him its Award in Literature (1984) and its Gold Medal for Drama (2010). He died in 2011.

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