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The three weekends of workshops workshops start October 29th at Oceana High School in Pacifica. Workshops and rehearsals begin at 10am run until approximately 5:00pm.  As always, there will be a mandatory meeting at 10:00AM in the cafeteria on the first day of workshops. 

The first two weekends will be held at Oceana , the third weekend of workshops and rehearsals will be held at the Cow Palace, with a limited number of workshops taught on Saturday. No workshops will be taught on Sunday; that will be dress rehearsal day, which will also include a 10:00AM morning meeting. 

Click here for the
Workshop Schedule (Weekend 1&2)
Workshop Schedule (Weekend 3)
Simple Cow Palace Dress Rehearsal Weekend Map 2016
Workshop Descriptions
Oceana 2016 Workshop Map
Participant Policy Handbook
DCF 2016 Grid-Style Stage Schedule

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2016 Missives
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2016 - June Missive #1
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2016 - July Missive #1
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2016 - August Missive #1
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2016 - August Missive #2
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2016 - September Missive #1
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2016 - September Missive #2
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2016 - October Missive #1
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2016 - October Missive #2
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2016 - October Missive #3
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2016 - October Missive #4 ~ Workshops
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2016 - October Missive #5 ~ The Great Costume Missive ~
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2016 - October Missive #6
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2016 - October Missive #7
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2016 - November Missive #1
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2016 - November Missive #2
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2016 - November Missive #3
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2016 - November Missive #4 ~ Opening Weekend!~
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2016 - November Missive #5
Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2016 - December Missive #1

Other Information
Link to Dark Garden Application


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


Last Year's Info (for reference)

DCF 2015 Simple Cow Palace Dress Rehearsal Weekend Map 2015
Link to Files from Dr. Mark Shank's "Paper Props and Artifakes" Workshop
DCF 2015 Prop Request Form (Directors Only)

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)


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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Click here for the 2011 missives
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Click here for the 2009 missives

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


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