DICKNS-L Archives

Charles Dickens Forum

DICKNS-L@LISTSERV.CONNECT.UCSB.EDU

Options: Use Forum View

Use Monospaced Font
Show Text Part by Default
Show All Mail Headers

Message: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Topic: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Author: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]

Print Reply
Subject:
From:
Patrick McCarthy <[log in to unmask]>
Reply To:
Charles Dickens Forum <[log in to unmask]>
Date:
Thu, 25 Jun 2009 14:21:14 -0700
Content-Type:
TEXT/PLAIN
Parts/Attachments:
TEXT/PLAIN (71 lines)
Friends of the Dickens Forum,

	Here's a generous contribution for readers and collectors of the
several Dickens-Collins collaborations.  Paul Lewis <[log in to unmask]>
is the openhearted donor, and here he is:		(pjm)
---
I have just put on my website the e-text of The Frozen Deep. It is the 1866
version much revised by Collins for professional performance and which
opened at the Royal Olympic Theatre 27 October 1866. It contains a cast list
with the actors.

The original 1857 version, heavily influenced by Dickens, is available in
_Under the Management of Charles Dickens_ by Robert Brannan published by
Cornell in 1966. Dickens and Collins took the two main parts in this amateur
production.

But the 1866 version has not been available before. Collins later adapted it
for public reading in the USA in 1873/74, and he reworked that into a
story for publication in 1874.

Lillian Nayder discusses variants of The Frozen Deep in _Unequal
Partners_, Cornell 2002 chapter 3. And it is touched on by Jim Davis in
his chapter 'Collins and Theatre' in _The Cambridge Companion to Wilkie
Collins_ ed Jenny Bourne Taylor, Cambridge 2006.

Find the text, along with most of Collins's works and half his plays, at
www.wilkiecollins.co.uk menu item 1 and click on 'plays'.

Best wishes,

Paul
Paul Lewis
07836 217 311
020 8747 0115
www.paullewis.co.uk


But the 1866 version has not been available before. Collins later
adapted it for public reading in the USA in 1873/74 and he reworked
that into a story for publication in 1874.



Lillian Nayder discusses variants of The Frozen Deep in `Unequal
Partners' Cornell 2002 chapter 3. And it is touched on by Jim Davis
in his chapter `Collins and Theatre' in `The Cambridge Companion to
Wilkie Collins' ed Jenny Bourne Taylor, Cambridge 2006.



Find the text, along with most of Collins's works and half his plays,
at www.wilkiecollins.co.uk menu item 1 and click on `plays'.



best wishes



Paul



Paul Lewis

07836 217 311

020 8747 0115

www.paullewis.co.uk