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Conservators Forum: A Tale of Two Dickenses

January 14, 2014

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At the height of his career, Charles Dickens embarked on several reading tours throughout the United States to huge acclaim. Dickens the reader, however, diverged from Dickens the author; he altered his own text and removed any of the darkness we associate with crippled Tiny Tim or the delusional Miss Havisham. Join curator Isaac Gewirtz as he presents original manuscripts, from both the works and the tours, and discusses Dickens as showman.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Reception 6:30 p.m.
Program 7 p.m.
RSVP Required:

Hosted by the Conservators program. This event is open to all Conservators, and is also open to Young Lion Conservators and above. For more information about the Conservators or Young Lions programs or to join, please contact Karen Seo at 212.621.0293.

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