What ailed Charles Dickens, the man? Dr Vasudha Chandra delves into the diagnostic dilemmas of the famed author, and the various ailments and treatments that preoccupied Dickens’ characters and the reading public.
When: 3rd August 2019, 10.00am for a 10.30am start
Where: Nangamay Room, Level 2, City Tattersalls Club, 194 – 204 Pitt Street, Sydney.
How much: $5 for Members, $10 for Guests.
Upcoming 2019 General Meetings
10.00am for a 10.30am start @ Nangamay Room, Level 2, City Tattersalls Club, 194 – 204 Pitt Street, Sydney. $5 for Members, $10 for Guests.
5th October 2019 - Charles Dickens and his American Reading Tour, a talk by Isabel Deeble
Social media creates celebrities overnight but Charles Dickens was arguably the first international celebrity over 150 years ago. He attracted fame particularly though his paid readings in the later part of his life, and especially during his second trip to America (1867/68). There was a rapturous public reception to the ‘British lion’. His dramatic readings, their staging and scripting were highly praised. He made a ‘multitude of new friends’, some of them eminent figures like himself. On his second tour he noted illuminating observations and experiences. We will explore this triumphal reading tour and the responses it drew from his audiences.
7th December 2019 - NSW Dickens Society Christmas Lunch @ Cello’s Restaurant, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel,4th Floor, 169 – 171 Castlereagh Street, Sydney (Bookings to open soon)