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Free One-Hour Audio Adaptation of Alice in Wonderland

One of our mimsy minions reports the release of a new (and free) 60-minute audio adaptation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by a Canadian collective known as Voices in the Wind.  After a quick listen to parts, I can tell you that the adaptation is quite loose (and Alice does not have a British accent).  There… [read full post]

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New Performance Offers Alice in Tokyo

For anyone visiting Japan this December, Tokyo International Players are presenting five performances of the family-friendly Alice, an “original interpretation” of the classic book.  This one puts Alice in Tokyo, struggling with her Japanese lessons when magical things begin to occur.  The show runs December 6-9 only. To read more about the production, click me.

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London Toy Shop Offers A Cut-Out Wonderland Shadowbox

The venerable Pollock’s Toy Shop in London offers an “Alice in Wonderland Shadowbox” featuring black-and-white images you can cut out and make into your own creative display.  Their site also shows a couple of examples of finished projects.  To view information and images for the Shadowbox, click me. Pollock’s also offers a few other Carrollian… [read full post]

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Interactive Installation “Alice in Berlin” Comes to Brooklyn and Chicago

One of our mimsy minions just forwarded us this information about the “interactive installation” Alice in Berlin, which is now coming to Brooklyn, NY this week from 9/27-29, and then to Chicago on October 19-20th.  To read more about this project, click me.

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Another Run for Daniel Singer’s Play “A Perfect Likeness” About Carroll and Dickens

We have just received this note from playwright and LCSNA member Daniel Singer: “I’m pleased to announce that “A Perfect Likeness” will run Nov 7 – Dec 22 at the Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena, with the same fine cast from the Actors Co-op production last summer.  Details, when available, can be had from http://aperfectlikeness.com.”… [read full post]

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Singer Plays Alice for Disney Channel Campaign To Promote Web Safety for Children

Singer Una Healy of the band “The Saturdays” has partnered with the Disney Channel’s Club Penguin for a new anti-bullying ad campaign “It Starts With You,” promoting safer surfing and constructive communal behavior online. In the ad, Ms. Healy poses as Alice, falling into an unknown digital Wonderland.  Kudos to Disney and to Ms. Healy… [read full post]

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New Book Seeks Non-Stereotypical Jewish Characters in Children’s Literature

One of our mimsy minions has shared this link from the Jewish Daily Forward.  It is a review of a new book by Madelyn Travis entitled Jews and Jewishness in British Children’s Literature.  The reviewer notes that while Lewis Carroll comes off well in the book, other well-known authors do not.  To read the review, click me.

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Tenniel Chess Set and Other Sundry Alice Items at London Boutique

As reported in the December 2012 issue of the Lewis Carroll Society (UK)’s Bandersnatch, there is a new boutique at 14 Cecil Court in London called Alice Through the Looking Glass. (It’s right next door to well-known Carrollian rare book dealer Marchpane.)  The founders of the boutique say they were inspired to start the business when… [read full post]

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Wonderland Label on Babble Wine at Trader Joe’s

One of our West Coast mimsy minions reports that Trader Joe’s carries Babble Wine, made exclusively for them by “a renowned vintner” (who apparently shall remain nameless) from Mendocino County.  The label sports Tenniel’s image of The Mouse’s Tale.  So, if you drink want and want a little touch of Wonderland at your table, look… [read full post]

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