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A Christmas Carol and the Soul Feels its Worth

July 9, 2016

More Enigma Than Dogma

Edmonton presentation of A Christmas Carol Edmonton presentation of A Christmas Carol

I recently took in Edmonton Citadel Theatre’s presentation of Charles Dicken’s famous story, “A Christmas Carol.”

It is the first time my family and I enjoyed this annual live performance… and I was impressed with…. everything!

It is a story that cannot be told without reference to something ancient and joyful despite how Dickens conceives his main character. Read it out loud and keep up with his cadence:

Oh! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grind- stone, Scrooge! a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner! Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster. The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shrivelled his cheek, stiffened his gait; made his eyes red, his thin lips blue; and spoke out shrewdly in his grating voice. A frosty rime was on his head, and…

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