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Award-winning British stage and screen actress Miriam Margolyes will perform her celebrated production of “Dickens’ Women,” where she portrays 23 of the author’s best-loved characters, on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 6 pm. At the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven.
The event is free but registration is required by calling 203-627-2001 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. This
Margolyes credits include the films “The Age of Innocence,” “Blackadder” and the “Harry Potter” films.
Wei-yi Yang, internationally acclaimed pianist and associate professor of piano at the Yale School of Music, will accompany on piano with music contemporary to Dickens’ time
The program is part of an on-going celebration of the bicentenary of Charles Dickens’s birth across Yale University.
Developed by Margolyes and Sonia Fraser for the 1989 Edinburgh Festival, the shoq has since traveled worldwide to London, Jerusalem, Santa Cruz, New York, Boston, Sydney, Auckland, and across India, among other places. In 1992, “Dickens’ Women” was nominated for the Olivier Award.
As the press release notes: “Early in 1842, on the eve of his 30th birthday, Charles Dickens made his first trip to America. Writing of his journey in American Notes, Dickens mentioned the “fine town” of New Haven and described Yale College as “an establishment of considerable eminence and reputation.” Both the Yale Center for British Art and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale have robust collections of material related to Dickens, including art objects, rare book editions, and memorabilia on his life and fiction.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun