close
Font size options
Increase or decrease the font size for this website by clicking on the 'A's.
Contrast options
Choose a color combination to give the most comfortable contrast.
Image for event: Page to Stage Book Club

Registration now closed

Page to Stage Book Club

December 2021 - Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

2021-12-09 18:30:00 2021-12-09 19:30:00 America/New_York Page to Stage Book Club Northeast Neighborhood Library - Meeting Room 2 - Mezzanine (5-25 Person Capacity)

Thursday, December 09
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2021-12-09 18:30:00 2021-12-09 19:30:00 America/New_York Page to Stage Book Club Read and discuss the books that inspired Broadway musicals, enriching understanding and enjoyment of both! Dec 2021 book - Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, and his A Christmas Carol as a bonus! Northeast Neighborhood Library - Meeting Room 2 - Mezzanine (5-25 Person Capacity)

Northeast Neighborhood Library

Meeting Room 2 - Mezzanine (5-25 Person Capacity)

Read and discuss the books that inspired Broadway musicals, enriching understanding and enjoyment of both! Dec 2021 book - Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, and his A Christmas Carol as a bonus!

Oliver!, adapted from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens 

 

Join the Page to Stage Book Club in the Northeast Library Mezzanine Conference Room to discuss Oliver Twist, its literary impact, and how it relates to its stage adaptation. If participants are interested, we will also discuss Dickens' novella A Christmas Carol.  

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens was serialized between 1837 and 1839. is a tale of the titular Oliver, an orphan who is reared in a workhouse and runs away to London to only be caught up in a child gang of pickpockets. Dickens' second novel, it is renowned and critiqued as a morality tale, a detective story, social commentary of early 19th century London. 

It's first musical adaptation, Oliver! was first staged in London's West End in 1960 and later debuted on Broadway in 1962. Its most acclaimed adaptation is the musical is the film version released in 1968, when it won The Academy Award for Best Picture. It is the last G-rated movie to win this award and last movie musical  to win this award until Chicago in 2002. 

 

Copies of Oliver Twist will be available at the Northeast Neighborhood Library, and can also be placed on hold from the DC Library catalogA Christmas Carol can also be placed on hold from the catalog. If you would like assistance in this process, please contact Jeff at Jeffrey.Gluckman@dc.gov

 

For other adaptations and supplementary material:

Watch the 1968 movie Oliver! 

View a documentary on the world of Charles Dickens' characters on Kanopy, 

Stream The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017), a biopic about the life of Charles Dickens. 

Listen to the Original Broadway Cast recording with Freegal. 

AGE GROUP: | Seniors | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Club |

TAGS: | |

Northeast Neighborhood Library

northeastlibrary@dc.gov
Phone: 202-698-0058

Hours
Mon, Jan 30 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jan 31 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Feb 01 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Feb 02 1:00PM to 9:00PM
Fri, Feb 03 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Feb 04 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Feb 05 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the library

Upcoming events

Mon, Jan 30, 10:30am - 11:30am

Tue, Jan 31, All day

Tue, Jan 31, 10:30am - 11:15am

Wed, Feb 01, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Meeting Room 1 (15-100 Person Capacity)

Thu, Feb 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Sat, Feb 04, 11:00am - 11:45am

Mon, Feb 06, 10:30am - 11:30am

Tue, Feb 07, 10:30am - 11:15am

Wed, Feb 08, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Meeting Room 1 (15-100 Person Capacity)

Thu, Feb 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Mon, Feb 13, 10:30am - 11:30am

Tue, Feb 14, 10:30am - 11:15am

Wed, Feb 15, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Meeting Room 1 (15-100 Person Capacity)

Thu, Feb 16, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room 3 - Lower Level (3-12 Person Capacity)

Sat, Feb 18, 10:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room 1 (15-100 Person Capacity)

Sat, Feb 18, 11:45am - 1:00pm
Meeting Room 1 (15-100 Person Capacity)

Tue, Feb 21, 10:30am - 11:15am

Wed, Feb 22, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Meeting Room 1 (15-100 Person Capacity)

Thu, Feb 23, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room 2 - Mezzanine (5-25 Person Capacity)

Sat, Feb 25, 10:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room 1 (15-100 Person Capacity)

Sat, Feb 25, 11:45am - 1:00pm
Meeting Room 1 (15-100 Person Capacity)

Mon, Feb 27, 10:30am - 11:30am

Tue, Feb 28, 10:30am - 11:15am