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Charles Dickens: The Man and His Life Through His Characters

Charles Dickens Jeremiah Gurney, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Charles Dickens: The Man and His Life Through His Characters

Charles John Huffam Dickens brought into the world a staggering array of wonderful characters with orphans, starving children, misers, murderers and abusive school teachers among them. People such as Mr Micawber, Fagin and Abel Magwitch remain in one’s literary psyche long after the books are put down. Largely self-educated, Dickens possessed the genius to become the greatest writer of his age with 15 major novels and countless short stories and articles. In his lecture Bertie Pearce looks at the life and places of Dickens through his characters. The talk is interspersed with readings of this works.

Lecturer:  Mr Bertie Pearce


Mr Bertie Pearce

Has a BA (Hons) in Drama from Manchester University, and a Diploma Internationale from the École Internationale du Théatre, Jacques Lecoq. A member of the Inner Magic Circle, with Gold Star. Past experience includes lecturing and performing on cruise ships, and to U3A, historical societies, festivals, schools and colleges. In addition, has toured the world with a magic cabaret show and a one man show entitled All Aboard. Has written articles for newspapers and magazines on entertainment and theatre.

You can attend this hybrid lecture either in person at the Community Hall of The All Saints Church, Hüttenweg 46, 14195 Berlin-Dahlem or online via Zoom.

Event Notes

You can attend this hybrid lecture either in person at the Community Hall of The All Saints Church, Hüttenweg 46, 14195 Berlin-Dahlem or online via Zoom.
Entrance is free for our members.

How to book this event:

For the on-site lecture at The All Saints Church: You do not need to register in advance, just come over and attend the lecture in person. Guests will be asked to pay their entrance fee at the door. Doors open 7:45 pm.
For the online Zoom lecture: We ask our guests to register by clicking on the following link
https://theartssocietyberlin.com/lecture-registration-form/ and to pay by bank transfer or via PayPal.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Programme Secretary Sabine Bodenhorn