Charles Dickens was a distinguished writer who wished to use the Christmas time theme to “superimposed his humanitarian vision of the holiday upon the public, an idea that has been termed as Charles Dickens’ as ‘Carol Philosophy’” (David, 2008) This concept helps “combined religious and secular attitudes toward to celebration into a humanitarian pattern. It excoriated individual selfishness and extolled the virtues of brotherhood, kindness, and generosity at Christmas.” ( Therefore, Charles Dickens believed that the greatest way to influence a large number of people who belongs to a wide variety of demographics was to write a deeply felt Christmas story rather than ideologically driven pamphlets or essays. This would help his audience build a concern for people in poverty and those who lived under social injustice. (David, 2008) A concept that is still followed by the play today.
The play depicts the journey of Ebenezer Scrooge a man who is known for being prodigiously stingy, greedy, selfish and overall an exceptionally indifferent person to all those around him. The essence of the story lies around Scrooge’s internal conflict and his...
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...s as I could not get the feel that some of the characters believed that they truly were the characters they were depicting. However overall most of the performances were very strong.
I have seen many plays throughout over many years, I have always found that the hardest plays to ever perform are comedies since it is crucial for the characters on stage to be able to connect to the audience at an intrinsic level. Thus since I found that I was still able to laugh and feel emotionally attached to the characters the production of A Christmas Carol was quite successful. However I did not find it created long term connections with me personally as I wasn’t completely lost into the magical feel of the play. This I beleave is also due the the fact that the story and all its plot twists are already know to me thus that element of surprise and awe was significantly reduced.
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