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Graphics, Image for The Christmas Carol; or, Past, Present, and Future
THE   ADELPHI   THEATRE   CALENDAR
A Record of Dramatic Performances at a Leading Victorian Theatre

Formerly the Sans Pareil (1806-1819), later the Adelphi (1819-1900)
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Title:The Christmas Carol; or, Past, Present, and Future
Description:The Christmas Carol; or, Past, Present, and Future was sanctioned by Charles Dickens and written by Edward Stirling.  O. Smith played Scrooge and R. Hughes was the Ghost of Old Jacob Marley.
1st Performance:Feb 5, 1844
Theatre:Adelphi
Source:The Illustrated London News, Feb 17, 1844, p. 109
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Review:The Illustrated London News, Feb 17, 1844, p. 109

ADELPHI THEATRE.

We have already given a slight sketch of this happy dramatic adaptation from Dickens's admirable "romance of real life;" we will now proceed to illustrate it, more through the graphical agency of our artist than by anything we could ourselves indite.  Of the production itself, from which the theatrical representation has emanated, we have nothing to say, but "plaudits" from beginning to end: it exhibits the author not only as a caricaturist, but a philanthropist, a satirist, and, unlike the censors of old, a moralist.  Neither Horace, Juvenal, nor Persius, could "touch the pitch" they wanted to make appear more black, "without defiling their own fingers," but Dickens is never corrupted by his subject; he stands aloof and "shoots Vice as well as Folly" when it obtrudes itself upon his universal surveillance, with--

An arrow shot by Virtue--barb'd by Wit.



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Originally published by Greenwood Press as The Sans Pareil Theatre 1806-1819, Adelphi Theatre 1819-1850: An Index to Authors, Titles, Performers, 1988, and The Adelphi Theatre 1850-1900: An Index to Authors, Titles, Performers and Management, 1992.
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