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2015 Missives
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2015 - May Mini-Missive
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2015 - August Missive #1
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2015 - September Missive #1
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2015 - October Missive #1
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2015 - October Missive #2
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2015 - October Missive #3
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2015 - October Missive #4 ~ The Great Costume Missive
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2015 - October Missive #5 ~ Workshops
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2015 - October Missive #5 ~ Addendum
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2015 - October Missive #6
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2015 - November Missive #1
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2015 - November Missive #2
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2015 - November Missive #3 ~ Special
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2015 - November Missive #4
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2015 - November Missive #5
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2015 - November Missive #6
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2015 - November Missive #7 ~ Media
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2015 - November Missive #8
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2015 - December Missive #1
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2015 - December Missive #2
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2015 - December Missive #3

2015 Information
DCF 2015 Grid Stage Schedule as of 12/10/15

2015 Workshop Information
DCF 2015 Workshop Schedule - Weekends 1 & 2 as of 10-28-15
DCF 2015 Workshop Descriptions as of 10-28-15
DCF 2015 Workshops Oceana High School Map
DCF 2015 Workshop Schedule - Weekend 3 as of 11-6-15
DCF 2015 Simple Cow Palace Dress Rehearsal Weekend Map 2015
DCF 2015 Official Map Page

Link to Files from Dr. Mark Shank's "Paper Props and Artifakes" Workshop
DCF 2015 Prop Request Form (Directors Only)
Dark Garden Application

Participant Costume Guidelines
Participant Costume Guidelines
Revised Costume Approval Checklist (2012)

Some Basic Links
The Great Dickens Christmas Fair
Official Dickens Fair Performer Page
Where To Start If You'd Like To Work At The Dickens Fair
Official Dickens Fair Costume Guidelines
The World of Charles Dickens
Building Your Character

Ride Share to the Dickens Fair Group on Facebook

Movies:
The 1951 version of A Christmas Carol

The Charles Dickens Collection, Volume 1 (Oliver Twist / Martin Chuzzlewit / Bleak House / Hard Times / Great Expectations / Our Mutual Friend)

The Charles Dickens Collection, Vol. 2 (David Copperfield / The Pickwick Papers / The Old Curiosity Shop / Dombey and Son / Barnaby Rudge)

Recordings:
Patrick Stewart Reading "A Christmas Carol"

Books:
What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew

The Complete Charles Dickens Collection : 60 Complete Works : Formatted for the Kindle, Including linked Table of Contents

Judith Flanders, The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens’s London (2012)

Ruth Goodman, How to Be a Victorian: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Victorian Life (2014)

Lee Jackson, Dirty Old London: The Victorian Fight Against Filth (2014)


Free Resources
Maps of London through the ages (see esp. 1830-1860)
Mayhew's "London labour and the London poor":
  Vol. I 
  Vol. II 
  Vol. III
 
  Extra Vol.

Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management

Victorian Money - How much did things cost? (website)


Streaming Video Files
Dickens Christmas Fair 2011:15 second TV commerial
Dickens Christmas Fair 2011 :30 sec TV commercial
Dickens Christmas Fair 2005 on KRON
Dickens Christmas Fair 2004 on KRON
Dickens Christmas Fair 2007 on NBC Today Show
Dickens Christmas Fair 2007 on NBC Nightly News

Downloadable Costume Info:
Bow Ties
Coats & Suits
Collars and Cuffs
Frock Coats
Men's Shirts
Pants & Vests

Various Dickens Links

Fezziwig's Warehouse (lots of links)
PEERS Home Page (lots of links)

David Perdue's Charles Dickens Page
Dicken's Works Page (has characters by book)
Victorian Web


Past Year's Missives
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