The Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi

The Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi

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In 1837 Charles Dickens, then twenty-five years old, was asked to ‘tidy up’ Joseph Grimaldi’s autobiography – he ended up re-writing most of it. Joseph Grimaldi (1778-1837), one of the greatest English clowns and pantomimes of all time, was born in London to an Italian ballet-master and a dancer in the theatre’s corps-de-ballet. The death of Grimaldi’s father when he was nine plunged the family into debt. He was introduced to the stage at the age of two… (more)

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Publisher: Pushkin Press (August 28, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 360 pages

File size: 484 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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