The Phantom, The Giant, The Diminutive Spirit
The character designations for the three ghosts are based on Dickens' descriptions
in the original novel. However, the
physical appearance of these characters is not integral to the story of Marley's
Ghost, and should not be taken to be a requirement of the script.
If the play is performed in repertory with an established
production of A Christmas Carol, it may be preferable to use the
costumes already designed for those characters, regardless of whether they are
diminutive or gigantic or phantasmal.