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Why should you read Charles Dickens? - Iseult Gillespie

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The starving orphan seeking a second helping of gruel. The spinster wasting away in her tattered wedding dress. The stone-hearted miser plagued by the ghost of Christmas past. More than a century after his death, these remain recognizable figures from the work of Charles Dickens. But what are the features of Dickens’ writing that make it so special? Iseult Gillespie investigates.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Iseult Gillespie
  • Director Asparuh Petrov
  • Producer Vessela Dantcheva
  • Art Director Asparuh Petrov
  • Animator Atanas Filipov
  • Layout Artist Atanas Filipov, Asparuh Petrov
  • Designer Atanas Filipov
  • Sound Designer Ivailo Stefanov, Alexander Daniel, Alexander Evtimov
  • Composer Ivailo Stefanov, Alexander Daniel, Alexander Evtimov
  • Associate Producer Elizabeth Cox, Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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