Performing Arts

Lewis Carroll-Inspired Performing Arts

While film and television didn’t yet exist in Carroll’s time, there were many theatrical and musical pieces inspired by his works during his lifetime.  In fact, he consulted on and wrote some special material for the first authorized major theatrical staging of Alice in Wonderland, presented to great acclaim by Henry Saville Clarke.  Since Carroll’s passing in 1898, interpretations and appreciations of his works, characters, and life have multiplied astronomically in all of the performing arts.  Carroll had a notable distaste for exaggeration, but in this case we’re not overstating. 

Below is a small but representative sampling of Carroll’s remarkably enduring influence on all facets of the performing arts.  Enjoy.

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