Tortured and haggard: Helena Bonham Carter is a convincing Miss Havisham in first look at the new Great Expectations
At 46 she's considerably younger than her character, the decrepit Miss Havisham. But Helena Bonham Carter can be seen looking haggard and tortured as the heiress locked in the past in the new trailer for the latest adaptation of Charles Dickens’s novel Great Expectations.
"t's a great cake. A bride-cake. Mine!" -- illustration for "Great Expectations" by John McLenan
"It's a great cake. A bride-cake. Mine!" -- illustration by John McLenan for American serial edition in Harper's Weekly Magasine
A Pip of a Tale…GREAT EXPECTATIONS at Curio Theatre Company
Charles Dickens was a prolific writer, and both film and theatre companies have used his pieces as source material. Like several of his novels, Great Expectations was presented in serial form in the publication “All the Year Round” from December 1860 thru August 1861. Readers anxiously awaited month to month for the next installment of the story of an orphan boy named Pip. Filled with wonderful Dickensian characters, it has been adapted for stage and screen over 250 times. This latest…