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Free Samples from Dover Publications

Each week DoverPublications.com emails subscribers with a list of publication samples aimed at teachers. Last month’s offering included both the seasonal and the fashionable: at the bottom of the list was a selection of Christmas and Hanukkah origami projects, at the top were extracts from the Dover Thrift Edition of AAIW with Tenniel’s illustrations, two… [read full post]

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Rare performance of Alec Wilder’s original music for the 1957 LP Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

In 1957, a popular dramatized LP version of Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland was released, narrated and sung by Cyril Ritchard. It’s still widely available, even on iTunes here. The music, which many children of that generation heard so many times, was written by light classical American composer Alec Wilder – (He also wrote television operas,… [read full post]

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New York Times makes “Through the Looking Glass” reference in their headline about Bergdorf Goodman’s 5th Avenue Alice-themed Window Display

Hey, kid-Wouldn’t you like to be on Broadway?And wear some Bergdorf Goodman clothes?Red alligator shoes, a golden anklet,And seventeen dozen nylon hose,Hey, kid! -Langston Hughes (from the Kurt Weill opera Street Scene, 1946) Alice’s New Musical Adventure won’t be coming to Broadway for awhile (it’s still playing counties), but she’s on 5th Avenue in Bergdorf… [read full post]

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Alice Miniseries on the Syfy Channel, December 6th-7th

If you haven’t heard the hype, Syfy is rolling out a hot new four-hour miniseries inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice books, this coming Sunday and Monday evenings starting at 9pm. (Syfy used to be called the Sci Fi Channel, and this rebranding is being boycotted by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Slate as an “unsupportable offense… [read full post]

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Swann Galleries to auction "Portrait of Emily Cecilia Harrison"

On December 8th, Swann Galleries in New York will be auctioning Dodgson’s “Portrait of Emily Cecilia Harrison,” a 6.5 by 5 inch albumen print of Emily and her doll in a comfortable-looking chair. The sale is notable, first for its seriously fancy online “3D” catalogue, and secondly for a very exciting re-telling of Mr Dodgson’s… [read full post]

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Силви и Бруно: Sylvie & Bruno now in Bulgarian!

I believe this is the first time Lewis Carroll’s Sylvie & Bruno has appeared in Bulgarian, in a new translation by Rosa Grigorova. Here’s the blurb from knigagb.com: Очарователната приказка – последното голямо произведение на Луис Карол, е триумф на човешкото въображение, каквото само човек с неговата рядка чувствителност може да създаде.За „Силви и Бруно”… [read full post]

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