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"A Christmas Carol:Scrooge and Marley" by Israel Horovitz from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Background and pre-reading information in preparation for reading the play.
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Andrea Matejcik

on 2 December 2010

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Transcript of "A Christmas Carol:Scrooge and Marley" by Israel Horovitz from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Drama Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol:Scrooge & Marley"
by Israel Horovitz Dialogue Background Information Reading a Play Set in England, during the 1800's Many people were suffering
and poor. what is a scrooge?
Wrote the novel a Christmas Carol

This play is an adaptation of the novel. A master storyteller Born in 1812-1870 Known for his ability to bring his characters to life A converstation between
characters. Stage Directions - tell
those reading how the play
would be preformed.

Stage directions are in italics

~Dialogue advances the action in a play. D.C = downstage center, which refers
to the center of the front of the stage. Letters like these
tell directors where characters would stand on stage. A story written to be performed by actors.
One can also read a SCRIPT, or written version
and imagine the action of a play. Script: The lines
of dialogue
and stage directions. Drama's are divided up
into parts called, ACTS.

The ACTS are divided up
into smaller parts or
SCENES. Characters Ebenezer Scrooge Jacob Marley Bob Cratchit Scrooge hates the Holiday "HUMBUG" Visited by ghosts Scrooge journeys with past spirits Lonely Scrooge's clerk Poor Hardworking The opposite of Scrooge Has a family Scrooge's dead business partner Visits Scrooge as a ghost - warns him of the spirits coming to visit The entire play takes place on Christmas Eve,
Christmas Day, and the morning after, 1843.
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