A Perfect Likeness
Carroll Photographs Dickens
by Daniel Rover Singer

Productions (3)
  • Comedy/Drama/Historic Fiction
  • 90 - 120 minutes
  • 2 m
  • Set: A lushly propped Victorian study, but the show can also be performed with the requisite furniture in front of black drape.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-154-6

A Perfect Likeness
Carroll Photographs Dickens
by Daniel Rover Singer

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Productions (3)
  • Comedy/Drama/Historic Fiction
  • 90 - 120 minutes
  • 2 m
  • Set: A lushly propped Victorian study, but the show can also be performed with the requisite furniture in front of black drape.

Reclusive writer and photographer Charles Dodgson (also known as "Lewis Carroll") invites celebrity author Charles Dickens to his Oxford home to pose for a portrait. Dickens is so intrigued by the whimsical Alice's Adventures in Wonderland that he accepts. What ensues is a baring of two creative souls, the one private and fastidious, the other boisterous and irreverent. As Dodgson struggles to capture a "perfect likeness" of Dickens, Dickens craftily pries into Dodgson's personal life to get a handle on one of the most curious men he has ever met. The result is a hilarious and revealing conversation between two quirky, fascinating, and completely different men.

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Reclusive writer and photographer Charles Dodgson (also known as "Lewis Carroll") invites celebrity author Charles Dickens to his Oxford home to pose for a portrait. Dickens is so intrigued by the whimsical Alice's Adventures in Wonderland that he accepts. What ensues is a baring of two creative souls, the one private and fastidious, the other boisterous and irreverent. As Dodgson struggles to capture a "perfect likeness" of Dickens, Dickens craftily pries into Dodgson's personal life to get a handle on one of the most curious men he has ever met. The result is a hilarious and revealing conversation between two quirky, fascinating, and completely different men.

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    • Comedy/Drama/Historic Fiction
    • 90 - 120 minutes
    • 2 m
    • Set: A lushly propped Victorian study, but the show can also be performed with the requisite furniture in front of black drape.
    • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-154-6

    Published Reviews

    "Intelligent and imaginative... the playwright's ability to offer an enormous amount of information in a light and humorous manner...keeps the audience blissfully entertained while they're actually learning plenty... If you are a fan of Carroll and Dickens you will certainly love this play. If you are not, you will be a fan thereafter."

    Dena Burroughs, Examiner.com

    "You don't have to be interested in 19th century British literature to appreciate the play's odd-couple jousting and emotional poignancy."

    Deborah Klugman, LA Weekly

    "Beautifully appointed two-hander about the authors of Great Expectations and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland... Perfectly scrumptious."

    David C. Nichols, LA Times

    "Whether you're a fan of these two literary legends or are entirely new to their work, you'll find A Perfect Likeness to be suffused with the joy, laughter, love of language and the spirit of fun that the characters inspire."

    South Pasadena Review

    "So lovely and entertaining that you want it to be true."

    Lynn Felder, Winston-Salem Journal

    Production History

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    NOV 07, 2013 - DEC 22, 2013
    Roverzone Productions
    South Pasadena, CA United States
    Roverzone Productions South Pasadena, CA United States
    JUL 19, 2013 - JUL 28, 2013
    Actors Co-op
    Hollywood, CA United States
    Actors Co-op Hollywood, CA United States
    APR 18, 2013 - APR 21, 2013
    Paper Lantern Theater
    Winston-Salem, NC United States
    Paper Lantern Theater Winston-Salem, NC United States
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    Production Group
    Location
    NOV 07, 2013 - DEC 22, 2013
    Roverzone Productions
    South Pasadena, CA United States
    Roverzone Productions South Pasadena, CA United States
    JUL 19, 2013 - JUL 28, 2013
    Actors Co-op
    Hollywood, CA United States
    Actors Co-op Hollywood, CA United States
    APR 18, 2013 - APR 21, 2013
    Paper Lantern Theater
    Winston-Salem, NC United States
    Paper Lantern Theater Winston-Salem, NC United States

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