Charles Dickens as a Reader

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Published: 1872
Language: English
Wordcount: 65,452 / 199 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 41.6
LoC Categories: Z, PN
Downloads: 545
Added to site: 2007.05.06
mnybks.net#: 16826
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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o last essentially and intensely dramatic representations.

Readings of this character, it is curious to reflect for a moment, resemble somewhat in the simplicity of their surroundings the habitual stage arrangements of the days of Shakspere. The arena, in each instance, might be described accurately enough as a platform, draped with screens and hangings of cloth or of green baize. The principal difference, in point of fact, between the two would be apparent in this, that whereas, in the one case any reasonable number of performers might be grouped together simultaneously, in the other there would remain from first to last before the audience but one solitary performer. He, however, as a mere matter of course, by the very necessity of his position, would have to be regarded throughout as though he were a noun of multitude signifying many. Slashed doublets and trunk hose, might just possibly be deemed by some more picturesque, if not in outline, at least in colour and material, than the evening costume o

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