I was amazed by the book. It really is
the single most massively researched book
in Chaplin literature.
(DAVID ROBINSON - official Chaplin biographer)
I'm much enjoying 'Chaplin - Stage
by Stage' - impossible to understand him,
or his career, without it.
(SIMON CALLOW - British actor, and book reviewer for The GUARDIAN)
'... a treasure trove of theatrical
detective work, and an absolutely wonderful
resource for Chaplin fans.'
(Andrew Crumey - Scotland on Sunday)
Not only is it a brilliant piece of research, but is also wonderfully written.
A real joy!
Stuart Bolton (Stockport)
Charlie as the drunk, Archibald Binks,
from the US vaudeville tour of A Night in a London Club.
There are HUNDREDS of books covering the films
of Charlie Chaplin,
but 'CHAPLIN - Stage by
Stage' is the only one which
exclusively covers Charlie's pre-film stagework.
It contains over 550
of Chaplin on stage,
between 1899 and November 1913
England, Scotland, Wales, Jersey, Guernsey,
Northern Ireland, Southern Ireland,
Paris, Canada and the United States of America -
the vast majority of which were previously unknown.
If you have come to
this site just to lift
images, then you'll probably be disappointed.
However, if you buy the book, you won't be.
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Also by "A.J"
A record of the 1905 - 1914 Fred Karno Company tours of America,
and a reunion site for descendants of the original Karno Comedians.