All these wonderful CD birthday celebrations! This one is hosted by Alexandra of Of Trims and Frills and Furbelows.
1. How were you first introduced to Dickens? Watching the old black and white A Christmas Carol was my first introduction to Dickens. This year is the first year I’ve ever read an unabridged copy of one of his books.
2. Which is your favorite Dickens novel? Little Dorrit
3. How many Dickens adaptations have you seen? 2008 Little Dorrit, The black and white version of A Christmas Carol, and a musical Oliver Twist
4. Which Dickens adaptation is your favorite? 2008 Little Dorrit wins hands down
5. Have you seen multiple versions of A Christmas Carol? Which version is your favorite? I’ve only seen the black and white version. I kind of like it
6. Who is your favorite Dickens hero and (if applicable) who does your favorite portrayal of him? Arthur Clenam. I’ve only seen him played by Matthew Macfayden but I think he does a really good job
7. Who is your favorite Dickens heroine and (if applicable) who does your favorite portrayal of her? Amy Dorrit (do you see a theme here). I’ve only seen Claire Foy’s portrayal but she did an excellent job.
8. Who is your favorite Dickens villain and (if applicable) who does your favorite portrayal of them? How can you have a ‘favorite’ villain? Fagin would probably win out…
9. Have you seen any musical adaptations of any of Dickens’ stories? If so, which is your favorite song from it? I’ve seen the Oliver Twist musical – my favorite song is Who Will Buy?
10. Do you have a favorite Dickens quote? If so, what is it?
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way—in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.
~~A Tale of Two Cities
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