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Foyles Bookstore Renovations Included An Alice-Themed History

Our Secretary, Clare Imholtz, reports that in January, Foyles Bookstore on Charing Cross Road in London underwent renovations.  Rather than just boarding up their windows while the changes were made, Foyles covered the windows with a creative history of the venerable bookstore–much of which was Alice-themed. If you see something fun and Alice-themed in your… [read full post]

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Alice Books Translated into Hawaiian With Localized References

Here’s another tidbit from a mimsy minion: The Alice books have been translated into Hawaiian by a University of Hawaii professor in honor of the upcoming 150th anniversary of the publication of Wonderland, which is in 2015 as you likely know.  He notes that as in other foreign language translations of the book, he had to… [read full post]

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New Yorker Article On Robert Frost Includes Quote on Alice

Here’s a tidbit from one of our mimsy minions: In the current Feb 10 issue of The New Yorker, within a long article on Robert Frost, there is a quote from his letter from England, July 4, 1913: “…Now it is possible to have sense without the sounds of sense (as in much prose that… [read full post]

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Another Burlesque Alice in Wonderland This April in Seattle

One of our mimsy minions reports the citing of another burlesque performance inspired by the Alice books.  This one is called Through the Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice in Wonderland, presented by performer/producers Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann. The show runs April 16-19th at the Triple Door Theatre in Seattle, WA. For more information and tickets, click… [read full post]

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Guardian List of 100 Best Novels Includes Alice in Wonderland

One of our mimsy minions reports that the UK publication The Guardian includes Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland as one of the 100 best novels. I would, however, readily dispute the author’s description of Alice as “a story about a quite bad-tempered child that is not really for children.”  The minute a writer claims the Alice books… [read full post]

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Annual MIT Puzzle Hunt Has Alice in Wonderland Theme

Attention puzzle lovers!  We recently received this note that may be of interest to you: “Hi, I’m part of a team of puzzlers who spent most of last year writing LOTS of puzzles for the annual MIT Mystery Hunt (http://web.mit.edu/puzzle/www/history.html), which was this year Alice In Wonderland themed (with other Carrollian and non-Carrollian touches). We had also… [read full post]

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A New Full-Length Alice Opera

For fans of Alice and classical music, here’s news via LCSNA member C.M. Rubin about a new full-length Alice opera. Composer (and opera singer) Dr. Gary Bachlund has created two one act operas, one for Wonderland and one for Looking-Glass, that can be performed separately or together.  Wouldn’t it be nice to see someone produce this during… [read full post]

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Alice and Caterpillar Scene With Marionettes and Shadow Puppets

If you’re a fan of the various forms of puppetry, here’s a version of the Caterpillar scene from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland as performed by a trio of puppeteers who also work at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Manhattan’s Central Park.  For this clip, they use both marionettes and shadow puppets.  If the video doesn’t… [read full post]

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Final Day of David Delamare Kickstarter Campaign for Deluxe Alice Book

As noted in a previous blog post, artist David Delamare is running a Kickstarter campaign to fund the printing of his private, deluxe edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.  We received the following note to remind us that today is the LAST chance to support his campaign and take advantage of supporter perks. While you can… [read full post]

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