A visual history of master storyteller Charles Dickens on screen – from adaptation to biography, and beyond.
Charles Dickens was a master storyteller who popularity throughout his lifetime to the present day. His emotional, dramatic tales have been retold and adapted many times for the cinema and TV, but why is his work so ‘filmic’? And is it still relevant today? Join us for a visual tour through Charles Dickens on screen – from adaptation to biography, and beyond.
Week 1: Great Expectations: Emily
Week 2: Please Sir, I Want Some More: popular Dickens films
Week 3: Consider Yourself a Friend: Dickens and the musical
Week 4: The Old Curiosity Shop: inspired by Dickens
ABOUT THE TUTOR:
Kenton Hall is an award-winning Canadian writer, director, musician and teacher, with numerous short and feature film credits to his name – both behind and in front of the camera. Kenton also teaches a BTEC in Creative Media Production through Leicester College and The Art of Screenwriting here at Phoenix. He has played a variety of roles on-stage and screen, from Les Miserables and Muppets Most Wanted to 4th Floor of Singapore and Father to Fall. In 2015, he wrote, directed and co-starred in the feature film A Dozen Summers, and in August 2019 his first book Bisection was published by Chinbeard Books. Kenton has NO expectations.