Nikabrik's Candidate

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If you ever doubt that C. S. Lewis was gifted with a prophetic voice, you need look no further for correction than Prince Caspian.In the story, you may remember, Narnia is in a desperate situation. The Telmarines have taken over, and the citizens of Narnia have been persecuted, silenced, and driven . . . . Continue Reading »

Grace, Love, and Great Expectations

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With the bicentennial of Charles Dickens taking place last year, it’s not surprising that we were given some new adaptations of his work. What is surprising is that we got two different adaptations of Great Expectations, one on television and now, just arrived in the United States, one on film. Why is this the Dickens novel, out of all his major works, that keeps catching the attention of adapters? Do we really need another Great Expectations film? . . . Continue Reading »

Dickens Revived and Reviled

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London’s TheatreUpClose recently announced a new production of A Tale of Two Cities, with a twist. Based on an earlier adaptation by Terence Rattigan and John Gielgud, the play “reimagines Dickens’ dangerous and doomed antihero Sydney Carton as a member of the 27 Club (which includes Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse).” … Continue Reading »