Music: Dickens Operetta

Of all the school boys who have read Dickens' Tale of Two Cities, few have been more impressed than was Charles Robert Walsh, a shy, 13-year-old student at Saint Joseph's High School in Philadelphia. Charles Walsh thrilled so deeply to the tales of Revolutionary bloodshed, to the heroism of Sidney Carton, that he undertook to dramatize the story, labored on it for weeks.

Charles Robert Walsh, now 27, is professor of public speaking at the Law School of St. John's College, Brooklyn. He is still shy, scholarly and a Dickens enthusiast but he...

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