Christmas Carol Reader’s Theater

UPDATE 2014: Even though it’s been a couple of years, I really don’t have a lot to add to this post. I did do some editing that I think helps clarity. The link to the video still works. I still love A Christmas Carol and I still recommend listening to his version as you busily get ready for Christmas.

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The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library presents a Reader’s Theater production of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. They leave in the narrator, which is important, because Dickens is serving as narrator himself in the manuscript and he always gives himself all the best lines when he does. The books where he has a character serve as narrator pale in comparison. If you’ve never seen or read a version of A Christmas Carol with the narrator, you haven’t really experienced it yet. This very abridged version takes just over 1 hour 10 minutes to watch or listen to, but hits most of the key points. It was produced December 3, 2011.

I also recommend The Muppet Christmas Carol which first inspired me to realize that I didn’t really know the story and MUST read the original, despite having seen dozens of other movies and special episodes of TV shows depict it.

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Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+, LinkedIn , SlideShare, and . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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