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I’m there!

Estate Sale: Alice in Wonderland collection for sale, including books, tea sets, dolls, collectibles, jewelry, and ephemera. Saturday, April 19, 9am – 4pm; 5806 Ruddy Duck Ct., in Stockton, California. More than 2,000 non-Alice books, plus furniture, framed artwork, china, clothes, and some antiques. This is the collection of the late Carolyn Buck, a long… [read full post]

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S&B Bib

Also known as, “AN ANNOTATED INTERNATIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHY OF LEWIS CARROLL’S SYLVIE AND BRUNO BOOKS” by Byron Sewell and Clare Imholtz. New Castle and London: Oak Knoll Press and the British Library, 2008. 4to, cloth. 274 pages. Now available is this comprehensive bibliography of over 1,000 entries listing all known editions of Lewis Carroll’s Sylvie &… [read full post]

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Opera Alice

Unsuk Chin’s opera, Alice in Wonderland, first performed at the Bayerischen Staatoper (Bavarian State Opera) in Munich last year, is now available on DVD. Even if you are not a fan of opera, the costumes and sets are very intriguing and unusual. www.euroarts.com/artikel/dvd/?id=007241_chin_alice_in_wonderland_nicht

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Life imitates art, or something like that…

Portland Digital collage artist Kenneth Rougeau has an exhibit of his Wonderland-inspired works at the Quirks of Art Gallery (www.quirks-of-art.com) in Portland, Oregon, through April. His works can also be viewed and purchased at www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5177790. (c) Kenneth Rougeau The “Hugo Strikes Back!” website has an exhaustive, if not completely comprehensive listing of Alice illustrators at… [read full post]

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What’s happening in Holland?

Ending this weekend is an exhibit at Kunstkerk Dordrecht (Dordrecht, the Netherlands), which includes Alice-inspired paintings by Sarah Yu Zeebroek, and a reading/performance of Manifestation Alice in Wonderland by Foundation de LuiaardVrouwe, followed by high tea. Tickets are still available. Visit http://www.meursam.nl/ (in Dutch or here in English) for more information, as well as to… [read full post]

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Updates

If you were unable to attend the Gwinnett Ballet Theatre’s Alice (http://lcsna.blogspot.com/2008/03/upcoming-events.html), you can view a stunning selection of photos from the production and from “behind-the-scenes” taken by Richard Calmes: www.pbase.com/rcalmes/alice_performances. And if you would like more information on the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s Alice exhibit (opening April 25), there is now a direct… [read full post]

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More controversy

Disney’s “It’s a Small World” ride is undergoing renovations, with every rumor and aspect seemingly designed to generate controversy: larger boats and deeper water to accommodate today’s larger Americans, the rainforest scene replaced by an American patriotic scene, Disney movie characters added into “culturally appropriate” scenes (Mulan into “China,” for example). Here at last is… [read full post]

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Save Alice’s House!

I’ve neglected to mention that the Liddell family vacation home, Penmorfa, in Llandudno, Wales, is slated for demolition and redevelopment. Fortunately, the various Lewis Carroll societies and local historical societies have generated a lot of publicity in hopes of gaining historical status for the building, and a petition will be presented to the council and… [read full post]

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