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A New Snark in London This December

For those of you who can’t get enough of stage adaptations of our beloved The Hunting of the Snark, one of our mimsy minions has alerted me to another upcoming production in London, playing this December.  I will note that the description of the piece includes this frumious statement: An imaginative musical adventure that will inspire,… [read full post]

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New Japanese Translation of Wonderland with Yayoi Kusama Illustrations

Another mimsy minion reports: Yayoi Kusama’s Illustrations for Alice In Wonderland have now appeared in Japan, in a new translation by LCSNA member Kimie Kusumoto.  Kimie has already translated Alice once before, for an edition illustrated by British artist Brian Partridge.  Kimie explains, ” I translated this time using a different style of Japanese than for Brian’s Alice book. Brian’s Alice was so… [read full post]

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1971 Curious Alice Anti-Drug Film from US National Archives

LCSNA member Jenny Woolf  posted this intriguing video on her blog (which is well worth visiting, if you don’t already know about it).  It’s from the US National Archives, and was made in 1971 for the National Institute of Mental Health, to discourage children from experimenting with drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes. The animation and voice… [read full post]

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We’re All Mad Here

This just in courtesy of our mad mimsy minions: “A recent book, Inconvenient People: Lunacy, Liberty, and the Mad-Doctors in England by Sarah Wise (Counterpoint, 2013) discusses twelve cases of contested insanity in Victorian England and the associated alienists, Lunacy Acts, and criminally louche asylums. In reviewing the book on August 23rd, a reviewer for… [read full post]

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Through the Looking-Glass and What Amanda Plummer Found There

One of our mimsy minions has alerted us to this NY Times review of the new film Abigail Harm, starring Amanda Plummer and directed by filmmaker Lee Isaac Chung.  The tie-ins with Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There are both literal and metaphorical, playing with the Alice and Fawn sequence.  The film also explores… [read full post]

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