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by Edward Wagenknecht

Author: Edward Wagenknecht
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: McFarland Publishing (November 25, 1999)
Pages: 264 pages
Category: Fiction and Literature
Rating: 4.8
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A Christmas Carol And It. .has been added to your Cart. More scholarly than Paul Sammon's, "A Christmas Carol Carol Book," this tome gives some outstanding history on the various A Christmas Carol adaptations on film, television, and pre-cinema.

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Home Edward Wagenknecht A Christmas Carol and Its Adaptations : A Critical Examination. Over 150 years after its original composition, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol continues to delight readers. The figure of Ebenezer Scrooge has become a cultural icon, and Tiny Tim's "God Bless Us Every One" is as familiar as "Merry Christmas. It is not surprising that Dickens' "ghostly little book," as he called it, has proven a popular choice for adaptation by playwrights and screenwriters. In everything from elegant literary treatments to animated musicals, the role of Scrooge has been essayed by actors from George C. Scott to Mr. Magoo.

Start by marking A Christmas Carol and Its Adaptations: A Critical . The book includes 25 previously unpublished photos as well as analysis of previously undocumented productions.

Start by marking A Christmas Carol and Its Adaptations: A Critical Examination of Dickens's Story and Its Productions on Screen and Television as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. The major interpretations are analyzed within their various media: stage, magic lantern shows, silent film, talkies, and television.

The book includes 25 previously unpublished photos as well as analysis of previously undocumented productions

The major interpretations are analyzed within their various media: stage, magic lantern shows, silent film, talkies, and television. The text includes a foreword by the distinguished film and literary scholar Edward Wagenknecht, a bibliography and an index.

The Christmas Carol is a 1949 low-budget, black and white television special narrated by Vincent Price. Compressing Charles Dickens' classic 1843 story into a half-hour, it is stated to be "the oldest extant straight adaptation of the story" for television. It was originally produced as a syndicated production for airing on 22 stations across the United States on Christmas Day in 1949. It was sponsored by Magnavox and represented that company's first use of television advertising

A Christmas Carol and Its Adaptations: A Critical Examination of Dickens's Story and Its Productions on Screen and Television. London and Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2000. Leech, Clifford, and T. W. Craik, eds. The Revels History of Drama in English, Vol.

A Christmas Carol and Its Adaptations: A Critical Examination of Dickens's Story and Its Productions on Screen and Television. VI: 1750-1880. London: Methuen, 1975. The Stage Story of A Tale of Two Cities. Dickensian 51 (1954): 34-40.

No prints of the first American film adaptation of A Christmas Carol are known to exist, but The Moving Picture World . A Christmas Carol and Its Adaptations: A Critical Examination of Dickens's Story and Its Productions on Screen and Television.

No prints of the first American film adaptation of A Christmas Carol are known to exist, but The Moving Picture World magazine provided a scene-by-scene description before the film's release. Scrooge goes into his office and begins working. His nephew, along with three women who wish for Scrooge to donate enter. However, Scrooge dismisses them. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland. p. 70. ISBN 9780786407385. "Stories of the Films". The Moving Picture World.

Over 150 years after its original composition, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol continues to delight readers. The figure of Ebenezer Scrooge has become a cultural icon, and Tiny Tim's "God Bless Us Every One" is as familiar as "Merry Christmas." It is not surprising that Dickens' "ghostly little book," as he called it, has proven a popular choice for adaptation by playwrights and screenwriters. In everything from elegant literary treatments to animated musicals, the role of Scrooge has been essayed by actors from George C. Scott to Mr. Magoo. This critical account of the story's history and its various adaptations examines first, the original writing of the story, including its political, economic, and historical context. The major Carol interpretations are analyzed within their various media: stage, silent film, talkies, and television. Dickens' other, lesser known Christmas stories, like "The Cricket on the Hearth," are also examined and compared to the immortal Carol. Finally, a complete annotated filmography of all film and television productions based on A Christmas Carol is included, with commentary on each version's loyalty to the original text. The text includes a foreword by noted Dickensian scholar Edward Wagenknecht, and a bibliography and index.