I am going to throw a novel in here to match Erin’s film and suggest Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson. Another really excellent “boys’ novel” published periodically in a magazine called Young Folks in 1886. It’s basically a rad YA novel full of action and hardship, much like Oliver Twist, about characters adapted from real life people and stories in the aftermath of the Jacobite rebellion in Scotland. Nothing like a good read about people’s miserable lives getting more difficult!
Get ready for a bowlful of excitement and hilarity, but mostly confusion, in this episode about “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens and Wishbone’s “A Twisted Tail,” where we get tangled up in Dickens, with special guest, Ben Abraham!
About Our Guest
Benjamin-Ernest Abraham is a freelance director based in New York City. He graduated from Loyola University Maryland in 2015 with a degree in Global Studies and a minor in economics. Somehow, he has found himself pursuing a life in the theatre, despite the fact that he’s in a tremendous amount of student debt for a degree that has nothing to do with it. When he’s not directing, Ben is usually found rock-climbing, reading, seeing even more theatre, or dreaming about going backpacking again. His favorite episode of Wishbone is “Digging up the Past.”