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Alice Pantomime Plays to Sellout Crowds in New Jersey

LCSNA member C.M. Rubin interviewed producer/writer Gareth Jones about Wotcha! Gotcha! A Very British Pantomime that played last week to sellout crowds in Maplewood, NJ.  Billed as “A Ridiculous Romp Through Victorian London,” the family-oriented show combined a host of favorite Victorian-era characters both real and fictional, served up in the tradition of classic (and highly… [read full post]

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Web Comic Namesake Enters Wonderland in its Third Year Online

Alice and Cheshire Cats by Isabelle Melançon

If you’re a fan of web comics and graphic novels, and you’re not already aware of the web comic Namesake, then this post is for you! Created by Isabelle Melançon and Megan Lavey-Heaton, Namesake is a clever, serialized riff on popular tales including The Wizard of Oz, and the Alice books.  We posted when the project went live back in… [read full post]

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Carroll’s Christmas Greetings Scored for Musicians and Singer

Here’s a special holiday treat from composer and Lewis Carroll fan Carson Braun, in Germany.  He has set Carroll’s  Christmas Greetings From a Fairy to a Child to music, and created a lovely video.  Singer Bastian Korff has a beautiful pop voice, and Braun himself provides the instrumentation and backing vocals.  Enjoy, and Happy Holidays!  (If… [read full post]

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Another Musical Setting for Jabberwocky

We recently posted about Daniel Hales and the Frost Heaves, and their new Contrariwise album, which includes a musical setting of the poem “Jabberwocky.”  We have just received a link to another musical setting of the famous poem, this time for piano and voice: “Listen to JABBERWOCKY, a musical setting by New Mexico composer Joanne Forman, with… [read full post]

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1949 British Film Features Isa Bowman and Petula Clark

Here is another missive from one of our most active minions: “Carroll’s Isa Bowman and ’60s icon Petula Clark? In the same movie!? Yep, Vote for Huggett (1949) featured Isa (then 75), her sisters Nellie and Empsie Bowman, and former child star Petula Clark (17, singing “In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree”). Also in the… [read full post]

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Margaret Atwood Declines Blurb Requests With Carrollian Flair

Blogger Kirsten Reach shares and comments on the with form letter that author Margaret Atwood uses to decline all requests for promotional “blurbs” for book dust jackets.  While neither Lewis Carroll nor Robert Southey is credited for the inspiration, Ms. Atwood’s response is clearly a clever riff on “Father William.”  And Carroll’s beloved “Father William”… [read full post]

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Contrariwise: New Alt Rock Album of Songs from Wonderland and Looking-Glass

Attention, shoppers! Are you looking for some new Holiday “Carrolls” for yourself or someone else? Is there a Carrollian on your list who claims to have “everything” in the world of Alice music?  Well, we’ve just received this note from Daniel Hales, of the indie alt/rock/folk band Daniel Hales, and the Frost Heaves: “Our 3rd album:… [read full post]

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Pinterest Page Displays Vintage Alice in Wonderland Book Covers

If you would enjoy seeing an online collection of vintage book covers for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland from all over the world, then you’ll enjoy this Pinterest page spotted by one of our mimsy minions.  The page owner already has a nice start on an enjoyable collection of images. To see the Wonderland book cover images on Pinterest,… [read full post]

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German Translations of Carroll’s Works Available Print-on-Demand

Here is another publishing item from one of our mimsy minions: “Günther Flemming’s German translation of the Alice books (including Under Ground and the Nursery), the Snark, plus a plethora of prefaces, poems, riddles, biographical sketches, and the article “Alice on the Stage,” along with a “kaleidoscope” of annotations and commentary — a task begun in 1967 — has… [read full post]

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