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2010-07-01 06:35:00

OBERLIN, Ohio, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- When Jack Dawkins, the character known as The Artful Dodger in Charles Dickens' classic "Oliver Twist," is deported to the United States, readers are left with no further information about his whereabouts or circumstance. In his fascinating new book, "The Further Adventures and Life of Jack Dawkins, also known as The Artful Dodger" (published by Trafford Publishing), Alan Montgomery brings the iconic character back to life in a tale chronicling what...

2008-10-06 15:00:23

By David Steinberg Journal Staff Writer The veteran musical "Oliver!" is packed with memorable songs and the national tour that's at Popejoy Hall today has toplevel performers from top to bottom who sing them. And the production presents with dramatic punch the dominant stories of the sympathetic orphan boy Oliver Twist, who's in search of love, and the villainous Fagin, who is in search of wealth through his pickpocket gang. Oliver is under the thumb of a series of odious Dickensian...

2008-09-09 21:00:14

By Fiona Evans A Parish Boy's Progress is an adaptation of the Charles Dickens' classic, Oliver Twist, and also features Fenella Fielding, star of Carry on Screaming.Directed and produced by Tony Homyer, a care worker and former-professional actor, the film took over four years to make.He worked with actors from Keighley Day Services as well as the wider Bradford district who have learning disabilities alongside professional actors to produce the 105-minute film.Steven Ginn, who has...

2008-07-24 09:00:47

By Nanciann Cherry, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio Jul. 24--Shows about two of literature's most famous orphans opens this weekend on local stages as Orphan Productions presents The Secret Garden and ToDAY Productions offers Oliver! "The Secret Garden is a favorite of ours," said Jennifer Boney Reynolds, secretary/treasurer for the troupe. Based on the classic novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden revolves around Mary Lennox, 10, the child of a British officer and his wife in...

2006-07-09 14:25:21

By Ari Rabinovitch JERUSALEM (Reuters) - When Roman Polanksi adapted the story of orphan Oliver Twist to the big screen, he drew inspiration from his own childhood during World War II, the director told a news conference on Sunday. "I can relate to the situation. You know (Oliver's) long walk to London? I went through it exactly at the same age that the boy did," Polanski said in Jerusalem, where his 2005 movie "Oliver Twist" is being shown at a film festival this week. The film had...

2005-09-24 13:00:34

By Alan Crosby PRAGUE (Reuters) - His last film may have been The Pianist, for which he won a best director Oscar, but that's no guarantee of fame and funding for Roman Polanski, who attends the world premiere of his latest work Oliver Twist on Saturday. Polanski's rendition of the Charles Dickens classic was the biggest budget film of his 50-year career at some $60 million. But the 72-year-old director said that a golden statue for his 2002 Holocaust drama added pressure, not money...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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