Background. “Many’s the hard day’s walking in rain and mud, and with never a penny earned. ” is a quotation from The Old Curiosity Shop (Chapter 37). The Old Curiosity Shop was the fourth novel by Charles Dickens and follows the life of Nell Trent and her grandfather, both residents of The Old Curiosity Shop in […]
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Charles Dickens quotations on the theme of Theatre.
Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870) was one of the foremost writers from the Victorian era and remains a popular widely-read author today. During his lifetime he produced 15 novels, five novellas, and a large number of shorter stories and essays. He wrote from personal experiences and concerned himself with a number of contemporary social issues whilst supporting numerous charitable causes, giving assistance in time, money or personal effort. Our archive of over 350 Charles Dickens quotations are organised by both source material, i.e. the work or speech in which it originally appeared, and also grouped thematically. In this archive, we have collected quotations from Charles Dickens works on the theme of Theatre.
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Background. “The mingled reality and mystery of the whole show, the influence upon me of the poetry, the lights, the music, the company, the smooth stupendous changes of glittering and brilliant scenery, were so dazzling, and opened up such illimitable regions of delight, that when I came out into the rainy street, at twelve o’clock […]
Background. “It is a hopeless endeavour to attract people to a theatre unless they can be first brought to believe that they will never get into it” is a quotation from Nicholas Nickleby (Chapter 30). The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, more commonly referred to as Nicholas Nickleby, is the third novel by Charles […]
Background. “A blind old gentleman with a black ribbon over his eyes, whom we shall call Mr. Stars, as his name was stated in the bill thus ******” is a quotation from The Amusements of the People. The Amusements of the People was an article, written by Charles Dickens, exploring the theatre. It was first […]
Background. “As one half of the world is said not to know how the other half lives, so it maybe affirmed that the upper half of the world neither knows nor greatly cares how the lower half amuses itself” is a quotation from The Amusements of the People. The Amusements of the People was an […]