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2017 Show Dates
Oct. 28-29: Workshops in Pacifica
Nov. 4-5: Workshops in Pacifica
Nov. 11: Workshops at the Cow Palace
Nov. 12: Dress Rehearsal at the Cow Palace
Weekend 1: Nov. 18-19
Weekend 2: Nov. 24-25-26
Weekend 3: Dec. 2-3
Weekend 4: Dec. 9-10
Weekend 5: Dec. 16-17


2017 Missives
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2017 - February Missive #1
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2017 - May Missive #1

Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2017 - July Missive #1
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2017 - September Missive #1
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2017 - September Missive #2
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2017 - September Missive #3
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2017 - October Missive #1
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2017 - October Missive #2 ~Workshops
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2017 - October Missive #3
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2017 - October Missive #4 ~ Children's Missive
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2017 - October Missive #5 ~ Great Costume Missive
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2017 - October Missive #6
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2017 - October Missive #7
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2017 - November Missive #1
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2017 - November Missive #2
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2017 - November Missive #3
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2017 - November Missive #4

Important Information
DCF 2017 Workshops Weekends 1&2 - Legal
DCF 2017 Workshop Descriptions
DCF 2017 Workshop Weekend 3
Participant Handbook (please read)
Map of Oceana High School
DCF 2017 Simple Cow Palace Workshop Map

Some Basic Links
The Great Dickens Christmas Fair
The 2017 Great Dickens Christmas Fair Map
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

Dickens Fair Ride Share Group on Facebook

Participant Costume Guidelines
Participant Costume Guidelines
Revised Costume Approval Checklist
Lace Cap 1
Lace Cap 2


Previous Year's Info (for reference)

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


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)


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
Victorian Web


Past Year's Missives
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Click here for the 2015 missives
Click here for the 2014 missives
Click here for the 2013 missives
Click here for the 2012 missives
Click here for the 2011 missives
Click here for the 2010 missives
Click here for the 2009 missives

Click here for the 2008 Missives
Click here for the 2007 Missives
Click here for the 2006 Missives
Click here for the 2005 Missives


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