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    Great Expectations (Nick Hern Books) (Paperback) By (author) Charles Dickens, Edited by Declan Donnellan

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    DescriptionOne of a pair of spectacular Christmas shows from the RSC: a new dramatisation of Dickens by one of our leading directors. "Great Expectations" is one of Dickens's best-loved novels - and, say some critics, his greatest. Covering the story of one man's life - with many autobiographical elements - it tackles big questions of identity while mustering a cast of unforgettable characters, chief amongst them Miss Havisham and Joe Gargery. This brand new dramatisation is the RSC's mainstage Christmas Show, following in the footsteps of "Beauty and the Beast" (also in NHB), which was so successful it played two years running. Declan Donnellan has a huge reputation for exciting work in the theatre. He took his company, "Cheek by Jowl," to worldwide prominence, and his solo career has encompassed gound-breaking Shakespeare as well as modern work. His book, "The Actor and the Target," re-published this season, has outsold all others on the NHB list.


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    Title
    Great Expectations
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles Dickens, Edited by Declan Donnellan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 100 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781854598905
    ISBN 10: 1854598902
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.2
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DD
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    DC22: 822.92
    Ingram Subject Code: PY
    Libri: I-PY
    Abridged Dewey: 808
    B&T General Subject: 630
    LC classification: PA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 91
    BISAC V2.8: DRA006000, DRA001000
    Thema V1.0: DD
    Publisher
    NICK HERN BOOKS
    Imprint name
    NICK HERN BOOKS
    Publication date
    31 May 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is one of the greatest - and most widely read - of novelists writing in English. Great Expectations (1861) is only one of some fifteen novels, all of whose titles are common currency and all of which have been repeatedly dramatised for stage, screen and radio, with, probably, a higher success rate than those of any other writer. Declan Donnellan founded Cheek by Jowl, which he ran for fifteen years, followed by a freelance theatre and opera directing career including an all-male As You Like It, the world premiere of Angels in America at the National Theatre and, most recently, an adaptation also for the National of the Russian farce, The Mandate.
    Review quote
    "No story in the first person was ever better told." "From the Trade Paperback edition.