Professor Beth Newman on KERA

Professor Beth Newman will be on KERA’s “Think” Dec. 6 from 1-2 p.m.

She’ll be discussing Charles Dickens’ work along with the director of “A Christmas Carol”  (at Dallas Theater Center through Dec. 24)

http://www.kera.org/radio/think-upcoming/

Thursday, 12/06 – “Think”

Hour 2:           What can we learn about Victorian life and history from an evening at the theater or a contemporaneous work of fiction and what goes into staging such a production? We’ll discuss Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” this hour with Joel Ferrell, Associate Artistic Director at the Dallas Theater Center and Director of the play and Beth Newman, Associate Professor of English at SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities & Sciences. “A Christmas Carol” runs at the Kalita Humphreys Theater in Dallas through December 23rd.

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One Response to Professor Beth Newman on KERA

  1. Dicken’s comments on Victorian England are particularly valid because they are incidental to the story. We know that Dickens meant to write about the human condition not the social conditions of the day. Therefor we can view his comments related to social conditions as authentic and not manipulated for the sake of his story. I find Victor Hugo a wonderful commenter on life in France at about the same time.

    Thanks for posting.

    Joel

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