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The Making of a True Gentleman

“. . . no man who was not a true gentleman at heart ever was, since the world began, a true gentleman in manner.”–Great Expectations The Metropulos-Alpers production contains the vast Dickensian range: the near-caricature oddities of Wemmick’s Aged Parent and Uncle Pemblechook Bray, alongside the rich light-and-shadow vicissitudes of a Bildungsroman portrait of Pip. Chief protagonist Pip travels a long distance–from a carefree boy to a young man dissatisfied with his life and its common and coarse circumstances and people, eventually becoming a true gentleman. New-to-OSF actor Benjamin Bonenfont portrays Pip with modulated energy and intelligent arc. The making
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