Playing Ebenezer Scrooge in a Modern Age of Income Inequality

Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Christmas Carol Kevin Dooley (flickr)

During a recent stop at a toy factory in Pennsylvania, President Obama injected a bit of holiday cheer into the negotiations over avoiding the fiscal cliff. He likened Congress' threats to send America over the cliff to Scrooge sending Bob Cratchet home without a Christmas goose for Tiny Tim.

Actor Brian Cox says today's conversations surrounding debt and fiscal policy help him get into character for his portrayal of the Dickensian Scrooge.  Cox will be playing Ebenezer Scrooge in The Greene Space's 'A Christmas Carol: A Radio Drama' tonight.

Guests:

Brian Cox

Hosted by:

Kristen Meinzer

Produced by:

Jen Poyant and Jillian Weinberger

Comments [2]

Kay Merkel Boruff from Dallas

Brian, I've been rich and I've been poor. Rich is better. Money brings choices and opportunities.

RE: Empathy: 38 years teaching Middle School girls: It's the be-twix/be-tween "me" years. Children model what they see, at home and at school. I believe through literature, Scrooge, THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND, JOHNNY TREMAIN, TOM SAWYER, ANNE FRANK, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, teachers can help students learn empathy.

Dec. 13 2012 12:45 PM
Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

I think the world would be better off with Scrooge, then what we got.

A Christmas Carol is one of the first Twilight Zone episodes... think about it...

Dec. 13 2012 11:51 AM

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