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The Wonderland Alphabet: Alice’s Adventures Through the ABCs and What She Found There

Hot off the board book press this month comes The Wonderland Alphabet: Alice’s Adventures Through the ABCs and What She Found There, conceived and illustrated by Eisner Award-winning Janet Lee with verses by Alethea Kontis. From the preview below it looks like both verses and illustrations are a little strange and sometimes quite dark, not unlike the books that… [read full post]

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Serenbe Playhouse finds Alice in Wonderland in the Chattahoochee Hills

Rachel Teagle’s adaptation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, now premiering at the Serenbe Playhouse, presents an unfamiliar Alice, “an introverted Alice, closed off from the world, her imagination, and most tragically, her ability to DREAM.” But can Alice be Alice if Alice cannot dream? Read Jim Farmer’s review from the Atlanta arts website ArtsATL, or go see the… [read full post]

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Unsuk Chin’s “out there” Alice in Wonderland opera in St. Louis

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (Ken Howard)

With only two performances left of a six-night show, Alice in Wonderland at the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis seems to have been charming and challenging the critics in equal measure. “South Korean composer Unsuk Chin’s five-year-old Alice in Wonderland might be the most “out there” work I’ve seen in 22 years of coming here”… [read full post]

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LCSNA Fall Meeting Announced and Two Book Sales Here and Now

September may be a whole summer away, but plans for LCSNA Fall 2012 Meeting are already coming together. Confirmed speakers include Adam Gopnik on Sylvie and Bruno and Robin Wilson, who wrote Lewis Carroll in Numberland. The meeting will take place on Saturday, September 29 at the Fales Library in New York University (home of the fabled Berol… [read full post]

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Gideon, Move Over: There’s an Alice for Everyone in Langham Hotels

Alice’s Adventures courtesy of Langham Hotel

All guests at the worldwide Langham chain of luxury hotels this year find in their rooms a “keep me” copy of Wonderland, the Penguin edition with a new pink cover bearing the Langham’s imprint, the front cover of which depicts a pretty blonde in her twenties wearing a blue dress having tea, whilst a white rabbit… [read full post]

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